Hello, today Joy and I are writing a post together on two different verses in Habakkuk 1. The first is Habakkuk 1:5 the second is Habakkuk 1:10. Habakkuk 1:5 says:
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.
God is saying He would do something that the people wouldn’t believe even if they were told. The amazing thing that God would do in Habakkuk’s day would concern the complaint that Habakkuk made in Habakkuk 1:1-4.
But God did another amazing thing thousands of years later. Something that is hard for us to believe, even though we have been told by God’s word. He offered His very own son to be a sacrifice in our place. He saved us from the sin we deserved, and He took on our sin upon Himself at the cross, giving us His righteousness.
The next verse is Habakkuk 1:10. Habakkuk 1:10 says:
“10 They mock kings
and scoff at rulers.
They laugh at all fortified cities;
by building earthen ramps they capture them.”
God is talking about the Babylonians who, as verse 10 tells us, mocked kings and scoffed at rulers. They laughed at fortified cities, and they captured them by building earthen ramps. But this is also pointing forward to when Jesus, who is the ruler of the world, came to earth and was mocked at and scoffed in our place. He came down and died on the cross to save us, even though He was the very son of God.
We hope you’ve enjoyed!
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland, and
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland