Food For Thought: A “Yet” Christian

Habakkuk 3:17-18… “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (KJV).

This is the kind of Christian the Lord wants us to be… a “yet” Christian. Babylon was invading the land. The prophet saw the coming devastation and the hopelessness that would follow, but he responded with, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord.” It’s easy to praise the Lord in the midst of plenty, but so often it’s another story when trials come against us. It’s easy to shout “hallelujah” on a full stomach… but can you sing it when the cupboards are bare? Are you nice to God and loyal only if He helps you? Are you nice and loyal when He does not? Are you like the apostle Peter, full of boast in the upper room but full of denial in the courtyard below?

When a Babylon spirit invades your domain, do you have a hard time saying, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord?” Someone has said, “Oh, he is fit only as a parade soldier, but not for the battle. He is one who loves the parade, the bands, the music, and the flags, but gunfire makes him nervous.” Habakkuk learned early that “the just shall live by his faith”  (Habakkuk 2:4, KJV).

Pastor George Belobaba

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