But you do not listen!
“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,
but you do not come to save.
3 Must I forever see these evil deeds?
Why must I watch all this misery?
Wherever I look,
I see destruction and violence.
I am surrounded by people
who love to argue and fight.
4 The law has become paralyzed,
and there is no justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous,
so that justice has become perverted.
Isn't this the same complaint we have today?? It seems that everywhere we turn, we are confronted with evil and monstrosities that exceed our worst nightmares.
"Violence is everywhere"
Children and teachers are gunned down in an elementary school.
Children are killing each other.
Children are killing themselves.
...and it never seems to end.
We can't help but wonder how much worse it can get ... and then it does. You can't watch the news, listen to radio, or login to yahoo to get your email without seeing horrific and terrible news stories that make you shudder with despair and wonder how things like this can happen. It seems Habakkuk's time, he was burdened by wondering the same thing.
David Legge gives us a little history about the book of Habukkak:
May it be our desire too to be burdened because we are an embracer of God. May He use us to His honour so that we may be what He wants for us to become.
Tomorrow's scripture focus: Habakkus 1:5-11