Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Habakkuk 3:4-6

His brightness was like the light; rays flashed from his hand; and there he veiled his power.  Before him went pestilence, and plague followed at his heels. He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low

There is a quote by CS Lewis that goes like this "Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion." 

From the Lord flash the rays of utterly devastating pure light.  It cannot be properly described unless just to say that it's light.  But the light isn't a soft warm glow.  From the light comes pestilence, plague, disease, in words, justice.  That pure light of holiness is the light of justice coming, and when it falls upon the mountains it moves them.  When He who is the immovable foundation for all the universe sees the hills with that light (and power, His hand is His power) all the earth trembles.
Let mortal man be warned.  The goodness, and power, and justice that is that light is a dreadful thing for sinful man.  Habakkuk understood that the presence of God on the Earth was doom for the Babylonians in their sins.  It's a good lesson to learn considering we will face the same.

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