1 What’s God going to say to my questions? I’m braced for the worst. I’ll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon. I’ll wait to see what God says, how he’ll answer my complaint. 2-3And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time. Hab 2:1-3 The Message
Habakkuk was content to wait and see what God would do. God’s instructions were to write it down, make it plain, and run with it. It wasn’t for then—it had an appointed time. Just suppose then that the vision and message was the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Chaldeans were still coming, but God had a bigger plan. Habakkuk adopted a ‘wait and see’ approach, but Jesus came with the message of the gospel, ‘the kingdom of God is at hand,’ run with it, make it plain, make a difference because I will be coming again soon. When? Don’t worry, I’m on my way and will be on-time. So will you be like Habakkuk and wait and see or will you be more proactive and take a kingdom now approach? Just a thought!