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Habbakuk’s complaint is age-old: “God, why do you tolerate the wicked?” God’s answer too is age-old: The wicked will eventually perish, but you will live by faith.

BibleGateway: Habakkuk 1:12-2:4

ESV Text: Habakkuk 1:12-2:4

KJV Text:

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     12 Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. 13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he? 14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them? 15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad. 16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous. 17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?(KJV)

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     1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 392:
Blest Is the Man Forever Blest

— Organ Audio

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1. Blest is the man, forever blest, 
Whose guilt is pardoned by his God, 
Whose sins with sorrow are confessed 
And covered with his Savior’s blood. 

2. Blest is the man to whom the Lord 
Imputes not his iniquities; 
He pleads no merit of reward 
And not on works but grace relies. 

3. From guile his heart and lips are free; 
His humble joy, his holy fear, 
With deep repentance well agree 
And join to prove his faith sincere. 

4. How glorious is that righteousness 
That hides and cancels all his sins, 
While bright the evidence of grace 
Thro’ all his life appears and shines!