Bogard Press Daily Devotional-The People Who Took Judah Captive

Should stimulate some thinking

Truth in Palmyra

by Wally Fry

Wednesday, March 13

The People Who Took Judah Captive

Habakkuk 1:1-17

“For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their’s. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves,” Habbakuk 1:6, 7.

At the time of this prophecy by Habbakuk, history was turning quickly. The kingdom of Judah was at a low point. Sin, idolatry and lawlessness were the norms in the land, and God was about to exercise judgment on the nation. Parts of the judgment against Israel had seemingly already started. The Chaldeans (Babylonians) were rising to their position as the preeminent world power, and the prophecy was that they would be God’s tool and means of judgment on Judah.

The question seems logical: why would God be using a…

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