Devotionals


#39 Who is I AM


God gave Moses a name that had not been revealed to humanity: Tell them I AM sent you. I AM. I am…who? I AM…what? “Amidst all the gods of Egypt (the world) I AM the only God, the God above … Continue reading

#38 You are Not God, I AM


All life situations, all challenges, and all embarrassments are simply this: God saying, “You are not God. I AM.”

#37 Joy in Our Fearsome God


Habakkuk burst forth in exuberant recognition. A Magnificent God, a Flaming Force, utterly potent in the heavens: Habakkuk 3:11 Sun and moon stood in their places; they went away at the light of Your arrows, at the radiance of Your … Continue reading

#36 Shattered by His Words and Presence


Habakkuk was faint in body, his obdurate flesh stricken. Shattered by His Words and Presence, Habakkuk was reduced to naked faith in a Breathtaking God. A man doesn’t acquire faith. He is reduced to it…by humiliation. No longer would poverty … Continue reading

#35 God Comes to the Man Who Seeks Him


God comes to the man who seeks His counsel, and in that the answer is ever and only…Himself. This is who I AM. Sovereign. His Towering Presence shook Habakkuk and put him in his smallness. To study God is to think … Continue reading

#34 The Wonderful Defeat of Habakkuk


God loves an honest battle. He has no amenity for cowards. He wins. He always wins. This also Habakkuk knew beforehand. He set himself on the rampart to be corrected and wanted to be so. I will stand my watch … Continue reading

#33 The Man Who Wrestles with God


Habakkuk 2:20b Let all the earth be silent before Him. Man has nothing true to say against God and no advice for Him. Because He is I AM, shut up. God is God…ruling and omnipotent. He can do whatever, whenever, … Continue reading

#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