A God who Amazes!
Scripture reading for October 4th: Nahum 1-3, Habakkuk 1
Key Scriptures: Habakkuk 1:5 “”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 your were told. I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth. . . .””
Habakkuk had questions for God. It appeared that God was allowing injustice in the land of His people. It appeared that God was tolerating evil and wrong-doing. But God answered him by telling him to look at what He planned to do: use a wicked and ruthless nation to judge His people! This was a hard concept to grasp. A good and holy God who used even the wicked for His good purposes. God’s people would have a hard time believing in God’s plans to save them too, when His Son Jesus Christ revealed the way of salvation!
God’s amazing salvation: “”Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through Him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you: ‘Look, you scoffers, wonder and perish, for I am going to do something in your days that you would never believe, if if someone told you.'” (Acts 13:38-41)