June 20, 2005

    Today’s Word of Strength
    Habakkuk 2

    1What'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.     
       Full of Self, but Soul-Empty
      2And 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.
       3This 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. 4"Look at that man, bloated by self-           
       full of himself but soul-empty.
       But the person in right standing before God
       through loyal and steady believing
       is fully alive, really alive.     
      5"Note well: Money deceives.
       The arrogant rich don't last.
       They are more hungry for wealth
       than the grave is for cadavers.
       Like death, they always want more,
       but the "more' they get is dead bodies.
       They are cemeteries filled with dead nations,
       graveyards filled with corpses.
       6Don't give people like this a second thought.
       Soon the whole world will be taunting them:

    It is clear from this chapter of Habakkuk the God is not pleased with people who seek riches
    wealth and power apart from a relationship with Him.  Be aware although you may achieve
    worldly power and riches apart from God you may as well be eating poison.  The book of
    Proverbs says, God makes rich and adds no sorrow to it.
    I pray this wisdom finds you today.

    In Christ
    Michael W. Roy
    Wise Master Builder

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