Habakkuk 3:17 - 19
ESV - 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord ; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
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Despite the questions the prophet Habakkuk had concerning the evil taking place during his time, he concludes his oracle with positive words of praise. Habakkuk expresses his faith in God in a hymn...
Even if our economy would fall apart like theirs is predicted to do (Habakkuk 3:17), there wouldn't be much to sing about, and where would God be? Still on His throne, working out His perfect plan for His people (Romans 8:28)! Though Habakkuk could not rejoice in his circumstances, he still could "rejoice in the LORD!" (Hab. 3:18) [Hab 3:17] hymn -- "Though The Fig Tree Shall Not Blossom" "Though the fig tree shall not blossom, Neither fruit be in the vine: Though in vain the olive labors, And the fruitful fields decline: Refrain I will rejoice in the Lord, my Redeemer, Joyful I’ll trust Him, for He will provide, Giving me all that I need for my journey; I will not fear, for He walks by my side. Though no flocks are in the sheepfold, Neither cattle in the stalls: Though the earth is filled with famine, And no rain from Heaven falls: Refrain I will rejoice in the Lord, my Redeemer, Joyful I’ll trust Him, for He will provide, Giving me all that I need for my journey; I will not fear, for He walks by my side." Author: Ernest Lee Thompson (1905)
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