Habakkuk 3 – Living by Faith When the World Falls Apart

Habakkuk’s final response to God’s words of impending judgment is a prayer.  He is done arguing and done questioning.  He accepts God’s explanation that He will use the Babylonians to judge Judah and then judge the Babylonians themselves for their sin.  He knows evil times are coming but is willing to trust the ultimate Author […]

Habakkuk 2:1-3 – Waiting for God

After three iterations of dialogue between Habakkuk and God (Habakkuk complains – God answers – Habakkuk responds) we reach a very interesting break in the action.  Instead of simply recording God’s second response (as he did with the first one), Habakkuk curiously tells us that he assumes a post and waits for God to speak.  […]

Habakkuk 1 – Trying to Understand an Infinite God

SynopsisThe book of Habakkuk is a dialogue between Habakkuk – a prophet – and God.  The book is unique in that there is no narrative about Habakkuk proclaiming God’s message to the people.  God tells him to proclaim it, but any interaction with the people of Judah takes place outside the book.  The entirety of […]

Deuteronomy 33 – The Blessings of Moses

As his final act before he dies, Moses pronounces a blessing on (almost) each of the twelve tribes of Israel.  In making this his last act, he hearkens back to the blessing Jacob – on his death bed – gave to each of his sons over four hundred years ago.  Moses blesses each of the […]

Deuteronomy 32:48-52/34:1-12 – The Death of Moses

After 120 years (assuming the number is literal) of an amazing life, Moses reaches the end.  God told him he would die before Israel entered the land, and the time to enter the land is here.  He has instructed the people and blessed them and commissioned their new leader, so there is nothing more he […]

Deuteronomy 31:1-8,23 – Leaders Change, God Doesn’t

Israel as a nation has been around since the birth of Isaac over 500 years ago, but only one man has ever officially been its leader.  Moses has led the nation for the last 40 years and has been the channel through which the people have received their laws, their structure of governance, and their […]

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 – Moses Helps Paul Explain Jesus

Moses continues with the gospel according to Deuteronomy.  In verses 1-10 of this chapter he told the Israelites they will fall away in the future but God will bring them back to the land and restore their place as His chosen people.  He will do for them what they will not be able to do […]