SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 (FAITH THAT WORKS)
TOPIC: FAITH THAT WORKS
Opening Prayer: Plant my steps in the sure promises of your word today, dear Lord.
Scripture: Habakkuk 3:1‐19
Question(s) for Reflection
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Habakkuk’s request in v.2 recalls God’s awesome deeds on Israel’s behalf in history and pleads for a renewal of those inspiring days. How we also need a revival of righteousness and the power of God as of old. Though wrath is coming, Habakkuk prayed and believed that mercy would win out. This is a display of faith. What picture of God can you see in vs.3‐7?
Though it was not clear how Judah would survive amidst injustice, suffering and judgment, Habakkuk trusts God for the best. Things may be as bad as they can possibly be. The bottom line is not our circumstances, but that God is still in control (v.19).
What next? Are you going through a trying time currently? You can rejoice in your trials. Faith in Christ knows that the best is yet to come.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Even when everything looks bad and bleak, help me, Lord, to know that you are good and still in control.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Genesis 17:6; Daniel 1, 2; Job 1; Psalms 119:1‐32