Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 344

The scriptures read are Habakkuk 3, Psalm 129 and Mark 7.

Habakkuk 3. The concluding chapter reads like a psalm, right down to a note to the musicians. The prophet ask for God to be active among his people as he was in the past. Like Abraham with Sodom and Moses with the Israelites, Habakkuk asks for God to be merciful. Habakkuk envisions God coming to punish his people's attackers. He asks if God is mad at various bodies of water. This may be harkening back to God parting the Red Sea and the Jordan, and the chaotic waters at the dawn of creation.

In the end, despite current appearances, Habakkuk is believes in the coming of God's kingdom.

Psalm 129. And now for something completely different: an experimental version of this psalm. You can feel the furrows on his back, made by whipping I'm assuming, which makes the Lord cutting his cords such good news.

Mark 7. To read my reflections on this chapter, click here.

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