'And the Lord answered me: "Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it."' Habakkuk 2:2 ESV
In today’s verse, Habakkuk the prophet had been given the job of getting God’s message out to everyone in Israel. Big ask. To do this he had to write down God’s message on tablets (no, this was not like an iPad, more like an iRock.) The idea was for Habakkuk to write God’s words down so that, like an athlete in a relay race, he could pass them on to the next runner quickly. Then that runner would pass them on to the next, and so on until the message was spread around the land. People would be able to share the message quickly because it was a clear message, an obvious message; anyone could get it. God always does this when He has an important message: He makes it clear. He makes it simple. Remember how He introduced Himself to Moses at the burning bush? ‘I AM!’ Think of the most popular verse in the Bible, too: ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16 NIV) Some of the Bible is tricky to understand, but the important stuff isn’t. So how are you introducing God to others? Is it in a way they can simply and quickly understand? For some people, the idea that ‘God is real!’ needs to be the first thing they hear. For others, the fact God is loving is a brand new concept. What message has God given you to share?
SoulFood: 1 John 1:1-3:10; Luke 10:29-42; Ps 78:32-39; Pro 20:1-3
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