Monday, February 6, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - God Punishes Wickedness

Monday February 6

Bible Reading:     Habakkuk 1: 1 - 17

Topic:         God Punishes Wickedness

Habakkuk saw the wickedness of Judah which manifested in oppression, bribery, lawlessness, and unrighteousness prevalent in the courts e.t.c.

Such was the level of wickedness of Judah which was supposed to be a holy and blessed nation. Habakkuk became worried over whether God would keep quiet forever give that the situation has lasted so long.

God expressed His intention to punish Judah through the Chaldeans who were even more wicked than Judah. This gave Habakkuk concern but God said the Chaldeans (Babylonians) would also be punished in their own time, it also happened.

Are the characteristics of Judah expounded in our text any different from that of our Nation today?

Our leaders should note that God punishes wickedness at His own time. We can only hope that some of what our Nation is going through today is not a sign of God's punishment.

As an individual, are you an oppressor? engaging in bribery? breaking the law? perverting justice? e.t.c. God's punishment is coming.

To escape it is to turn from your wicked way and accept Jesus today.

And if you have already taken this step, then you need to examine your life to be sure that you are living according to your confession.

God forgive the wickedness of our Nation's leaders and my own wickedness, Amen

Memory verse:   Habakkuk1: 12
"Art Thou not from everlasting O Lord my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die, O Lord, Thou hast ordained them for judgement and O Mighty God, Thou hast established them for correction."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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