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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Habakkuk 3

 

 

Verses 1-19

Habakkuk 3:11-15 — The Army of the Lord - We see a description of an army in Hebrews 3:11-15 with their arrows and spears marching and making battle. We know in the beginning of Habakkuk that God will use the Chaldeans to punish Israel. Thus, we can understand its literal significance. However, this prophecy also has a figurative meaning, in that God's army of angels will also bring redemption by making battle against the enemy. My mother had two visions of an army of angels dressed like Roman soldiers carrying spears for battle and marching in a troop. This army of God is alluded to in the divine title "Lord of Hosts" and "Lord of the Sabaoth."

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds" feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

Habakkuk 3:19Comments - Habakkuk 3:19 uses figurative language to describe God's children being able to walk above the circumstances of this life. The prophet describes the mountain goats and antelope that live on the high cliffs, having the amazing ability to navigate the steep slopes with their hooves feet. This characteristic of being sure-footed on such difficult terrain, living on a higher elevation than its predators, is applied to those people who serve the Lord. However, the condition that God's children must meet is described in the preceding verse ( Habakkuk 3:18), which tells us to worship the Lord in the midst of our trials and difficulties. This genuine worship moves the heart of to protect and deliver His children. The principle of praise unto the Lord, and His response to deliver is seen in Psalm 8:2 and Matthew 21:16.

Psalm 8:2, "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger."

Matthew 21:16, "And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?"

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Habakkuk 3:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/habakkuk-3.html. 2013.

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