January 29, 2012

Tracker 29 & Habakkuk

I did a quick study of the book Habakkuk this morning. I'm thinking about doing a pretty intensive study on it because it is a very special book to me. Anyway, I found out several interesting things re: Habakkuk. Thought someone might be interested:
  • Habakkuk is one of 3 books sandwiched together (Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah) that each address a different way God deals with mankind.
  • Habakkuk, the writer, is like the "Doubting Thomas" of the Old Testament...or perhaps more accurately Doubting Thomas is the "Habakkuk" of the New Testament. :)
  • Habakkuk asks the question that is one I have asked God many times: Why? And he answers.
  • The book starts in a question mark and ends in an exclamation point.
  • Habakkuk 2:4 is referenced in 3 books of the New Testament: Romans 1:17 (memory verse for this week), Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 Over-arching theme: The righteous will live by faith.
And for some reason now I have this in my head:
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God who loves me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God for if righteousness could be gained by the law, Christ died for nothing. Galatians 2:20-21

So, faith--apparently a pretty big deal! :) Expresses itself through love. (Gal 5:6)

What did you learn in the word of God this morning? Please share!


Liz said...

I keep meaning to ask you, what does the "e/c" on each meal mean? Extra Calories? :)

Absolutely, Positively Josie said...

Very interesting, Keelie, thank you. I haven't spent as much time in the Old Testament as I would like. This morning a guest preacher talked about the Parable of the Sower, in Matthew 13:1-23. It was then I realized just how much I've glossed over that one, always anxious to get to my favorite, the Parable of the Tares (Matt. 13:24-30).

When it comes to just dealing with people and the sinful world (and being a sinful person), nothing has ever stopped me in my tracks like Parable of the Tares.

Grace and peace to you!

Meghan said...

I'm doing the study One In A Million by Priscilla Shirer. I have a love for the Old Testament! I'm learning that during this season of my life I need to "camp out" at Mount Siani! I've got to learn that the wilderness experience I'm in doesn't need to be rushed. He uses the wilderness to draw us in closer!
Exodus 19:2 I'm learning to engage in this season of God's journey for me!

CathyB said...
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CathyB said...

Hey There! Just to let you know, I borrowed That Girl / This Girl for my blog entry today. I linked the entry back to you.

You're an inspiration to me!!