After studying Habakkuk and the demands the Jewish Christians were placing on the Gentile christians, the Apostle Paul said, “Hey, guys, we got this wrong.
Habakkuk said, ‘But the righteous will live by his faith.’ If it was true for Habakkuk, it is even more true for us.” Paul stood up and changed the world.
Martin Luther, after studying Habakkuk and Paul’s word in Romans 1:17, ‘For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” and Galatians 3:11, “Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” He said to himself, “we’ve got it wrong.” He wrote out his complaints and nailed to the church’s door at midnight. On May 26, 1521 he was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms. Martin Luther stood up and changed the world.
I am grateful Habakkuk, Paul and Martin Luther stood up against the status quo and changed my world.
Are you ready to nail your preset requirements to the cross. Ready to live a life of faith? Ready to take a stand and change the world?
I am. Will you join me?