17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Have you ever found yourself wrestling with difficult questions? Have you ever thought about bringing them to God? Habakkuk was a man that looked for answers to very difficult questions. Questions that arose as he observed the world around him; the same questions we might be asking today as well namely;
“Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds” (Habakkuk 1:3).
In his book we read about the prophet’s questions and God’s answers. One of the revelations Habakkuk received during his encounter with God is similarly to what Paul echoes in Romans 1: “The righteous will live by faith.” The Gospel reveals to us how righteous God is and how we are made righteous through Jesus Christ – a message that’s full of hope.
By faith, as we trust God, we are saved; we have life both now and forever more (Su).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God, Jesus and man?
- What do you feel God is telling you through these passages?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you can share this message with?
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Be still and allow the presence of Jesus to bring you rest right now.