Habakkuk 2:4

Habakkuk 2:2-4:

Then the LORD answered me and said:

“ Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
4 “ Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

Don Diehl preached on Habakkuk in the Sunday p.m. message at 4th yesterday. It was very thought provoking, and I commend him for tackling the entire book in 1 message!

Question: Do you know where and what context Habakkuk 2:4 is utilized in the New Testament?

Answer (where):

  1. Romans 1:17
  2. Galatians 3:11
  3. Hebrews 10:38

Romans 1:17 was especially impactful in the conversion of Martin Luther:

"There I began to understand [in Romans 1:17] that the righteousness of God is that by which the righteous lives by a gift of God, namely by faith . . . Here I felt that I was altogether born again and had entered the gates of paradise itself through open gates. There a totally other face of the entire Scripture showed itself to me. Thereupon I ran through the Scriptures from memory. I also found in other terms an analogy, as, the work of God, that is, what God does in us, the power of God, with which he makes us strong, the wisdom of God, with which he makes us wise, the strength of God, the salvation of God, the glory of God"

List: Old Testament verses recorded in the New Testament

I find it interesting that the Apostle Paul cited Habakkuk in his synagogue message at Antioch in Pisidia (Habakkuk 1:5 as cited in Acts 13:41)!

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