Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sunday devotion - Habakkuk Ch 1 v 2-5

2 How long, Lord, must I call for help,
    but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’
    but you do not save?
3 Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.
4 Therefore the law is paralysed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.
The Lord’s answer

5 ‘Look at the nations and watch –
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told.

So often it seems as though God is silent whilst injustices happen.  The girls kidnapped in Nigeria, the pregnant Syrian woman facing execution for refusing to renounce Christianity, the people forced to rely on foodbanks to feed themselves and their families.

God is a God of justice - when Habakkuk cried out to Him about injustice, he replied that he was going to do something unbelievable.
We need to keep praying about injustice - both internationally, and closer to home.  Let's hold fast to God's promise - he did unbelievable things in the days of the prophets, and he still does so today.

Be blessed.

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