As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.” (1 Peter 1:24-25).
God’s Word is unchanging in ALL of it’s truths!
How long, O LORD, must Your children call for help? But You appear to some not to listen! “Violence is everywhere!” we cry, but salvation from this world seems so far away. Must we forever see these evil deeds? Why must we watch all this misery? Wherever we look, we see destruction and violence. We are surrounded by people who love to argue and fight. The law has become paralyzed, and there is no justice in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted.
O LORD our God, our Holy One, You who are eternal—O LORD, our Rock, will You let them get away with this forever? Will they succeed forever in their heartless corruption and endless wickedness?
The Lord Almighty, our Sovereign God says:
“This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest. They open their mouths as wide as the grave, and like death, they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and swallowed many peoples. They have committed murder throughout the countryside and filled the towns with violence.”
“What sorrow awaits those who build big houses with money gained dishonestly! They believe their wealth will buy security, putting their family’s nest beyond the reach of danger. But by the murders they have committed, they have shamed their name and forfeited their lives. The very stones in the walls cry out against them, and the beams in the ceilings echo the complaint.”
“What sorrow awaits those who build cities with money gained through murder and corruption! Has not the LORD of Heaven’s Armies promised that the wealth of nations will turn to ashes? The wicked and corrupt work so hard, but all in vain! For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the LORD. For the LORD is in His holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him!”
God’s glory and His power will arise and be seen! Your children O Lord will be joyful in You, the God of our salvation! The Sovereign LORD is our strength! He makes His chosen as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights in victory and praise! Glory to the Name of the Lord!
Based on the Word of the Lord from God’s prophet, Habakkuk.