Devotionals


#32 God is on the Throne


Habakkuk 2:20 The Lord is in His Holy temple.  God is on the throne. No one has ever usurped that throne. No one ever will. Or ever could. No one thwarts Him, stops Him, or stumps Him. (Excerpted from Martha … Continue reading

#31 Justice Delayed Is Not Justice Denied


Habakkuk 2:1 I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me.  What came was the certain promise of Divine Justice from the very mouth of Justice Himself. The question was not “whether,” only “when.” Habakkuk 2:3 KJV … Continue reading

#30 Few Will Watch and Listen


Some will never say to God’s face what they imagine He doesn’t hear in their hearts. Now Habakkuk climbed upon the ramparts to watch and listen. He gave God opportunity to answer. Few will do that. I will keep watch … Continue reading

#29 Shaken and Shocked by God


Habakkuk 1:13 ESV You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do You idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?  The wicked sent … Continue reading

#28 Honest Indignation and Moral Outrage


Habakkuk roared his moral outrage. “Justice never prevails,” he said. “Destruction and violence are before me” (Hab. 1:3). I AM answered quickly. But instead of pacifying the indignant man He loved, God proceeded to incite him further. He shocked Habakkuk … Continue reading

#27 Complain or Confront


The difference between Habakkuk and others is this: Habakkuk deliberately hurled the insults to God Himself. We usually complain about an impotent God to each other and rumble about His failures in secret to our own counsel. The everyday type … Continue reading

#26 Questioning the Absence of God


Habakkuk sat in a powerless heap, a witness to the bloodshed, injustice, idolatry, and wanton destruction of Judah at the hands of godless Chaldeans. When he got sick of it, he did what any honest man does. He questioned the … Continue reading

#25 Habakkuk Comes Directly to God


Job didn’t understand and couldn’t bear his suffering, nor the tormentors who judged him. His dilemma was of two kinds: he wasn’t sure God was in control, and he didn’t know Him in and through such suffering. Everything was solved … Continue reading

#24 Sovereign I AM


When Job suffered and blessings went, God’s character came into question. So it is with us. In talking about the most frightening creature on earth, God argued for His supremacy, having made that creature. Job’s fear in life, of life, … Continue reading

#23 God Magnified as All and Only


Job was introduced to a Tremendous God. His God was so little that He could only bless Job out of blessing. Job didn’t know he needed a God who was big enough to bless him out of great catastrophe. Job’s … Continue reading

#22 Finding Imagined Whys in the Story


Job 1:8 AMPC And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns evil … Continue reading

#21 God Asks the Questions


Instead of answering questions of a striving man, God asked a few questions of His own: “Job, where were you when I WAS?” “Job, who are you to ask ‘why’ of the One who made all?” “Job, do you think … Continue reading

#20 No Explanation, Simply Choice


Job 2:6 NASB So the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, [Job] is in your power, only spare his life.” When you are God, you don’t owe anyone an explanation of Yourself. Not anyone. God simply chose Job’s experiences. (Excerpted from Martha Kilpatrick’s book, … Continue reading

#19 Human Explanations of Divine Inexplicables


Job’s friends knew why. Some dark and secret crime was surely in Job, who deserved his suffering or he wouldn’t be suffering. God, displeased with friends who dealt in proud whys, in human explanations of divine inexplicables, never justified Himself. … Continue reading

#18 God, Are YOU? I AM


And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” Job 1:12 NKJV A man can face suffering only if he wrings it out in naked honesty with God…not man, … Continue reading

#17 In Suffering, Is God GOD?


In the Bible, there are two men who were in extreme crisis. First, there’s Job. Armies struck his cattle and servants. Fire from heaven burned his sheep. ‘A great wind’ struck his house, which collapsed on his children and killed … Continue reading

#16 God Above and on the Earth Below


Deuteronomy 4:36 NASB Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice…and on earth He let you see His great fire… Verses 38-39: …driving out from before you nations far greater and mightier than you. Know therefore today and take it … Continue reading

#15 God Is God and the Only One


Deuteronomy 4:35 NLT He showed you these things so you would know that the Lord is God and there is no other. The most basic need of humanity is to know with certainty that the Lord is God. Everything in … Continue reading

#14 The Lord Is God and There Is No Other


Yahweh is Elohim God is God To you it was shown, that you might realize and have personal knowledge that the Lord is God; there is no other besides Him. Deuteronomy 4:35 AMPC On the edge of Canaan, Moses is … Continue reading

#13 The Lord Your God IS


Reading Deuteronomy 4:24, 31, 35, 39 The Lord your God is… Yahweh also means “being” or “the self-existent One.” Our Lord exists. To the world, the great question is whether God exists. The Lord, Yahweh, exists and He is the only … Continue reading