Threshing or tramping over...
Habakkuk 3:12 -
Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.
In yesterday's message the Lord spoke about some being a threshing stone for His people but in today's message the Lord brings our attention to a scripture which shows the Lord in His anger marches through the land and threshes the heathens / (Godless) nations.
We learnt in yesterday's message threshing although is a painful process but has good ramifications. In the KJV (AV) version and in most versions the Hebrew word 'duwsh' has been mistranslated as 'thresh' and should have been 'tread' or 'tramp over'.
Threshing is a cleaning process while treading is a destructive process. God does get anger both with His people and with the heathens. When He gets angry with His people He threshes them and makes them better like He did with David. But when He gets angry with the heathens He treads or breaks them and consumes them. Also the word translated as 'march' is not a slow march but means 'run over'.
Our God is a good Father who is slow to anger but He does not forget. When He gets angry with His children He uses His anger constructively and brings out a good result of His anger. It is only those who are not His that really face His anger in its true sense.
When we are threshed, no doubt God is angry with us but it is because of His love we are threshed and not tramped over. So let us not be sad but rejoice when the Lord is correcting us or working on us, it only proves that He has not given up on us and still loves us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You love us and it is our of your love that You prune us. It may hurt when are pruned but You never cut off the good of us but the things that are bad for us. Lord we have plans and desires but Lord we ask not that they be fulfilled but ask only those which are according to your will be fulfilled in our lives. Yes Lord, we surrender into your hand, work on us, prune us but love us and keep us in your Hands...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he worked a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? said the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
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