It’s presented in the Bible as an integral and inseparable part . And he could say, “I don’t care what happens, yet will I rejoice in the Lord. We offer sermons, sermon outlines, books, prayers, Bible studies and more on topics such as Christian living, marriage, discipleship, and spiritual growth, as taught … Isn’t 5C. It’s kind of a tender, touching little thing. Salvation is free, but you’ll be praised only when you perform. You see that? It’s convenient that He does that from time to time because if you had to wait for a direct line to Him, He might never get to talked to from some people. GDPR is the new European privacy regulation, which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and the equivalent legislation across the EU Member States. It never was touched by the circumstances, but the circumstances made his teeth chatter. praiseworthy, and to praise God in all things. “When I heard, my belly trembled,” isn’t that vivid? to His Son, Jesus. I’ve been up and I’ve been down, I’ve gained and I’ve lost, but I didn’t lose everything because I still have my praise. A bolt of lightning – God’s arrows. Oh, I’ll tell you, when you can arrive at that kind of position in prayer, you have arrived. He had circumstances in life that were hard to bear, but you know something? Because the Bible says, “Whom the Lord loveth, He” what? Do you ever, when you get into your prayer time, do you ever just start reminding God of things? He says, “God, if you’ve got to do it that way, I want you to do it. What a wonderful way done something really marvelous and praiseworthy and they will say, with Now, I’m anti-communist. will further encourage praiseworthy behavior by others. Sometimes there are things in life that are problematic and I don’t know the way out and I don’t know how to cope with them, that doesn’t touch my relationship to God. Every Christian ought to cultivate his “They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me, their rejoicing was as if to devour the poor secretly.” These people came desiring to destroy Israel and God took care of them. But the Steve Urkels of the church: If they have a great week, they have great worship. And He said the spirit can be just glorying and the flesh can be just incapacitated. I don’t understand why You let Israel go, I don’t understand why You’re bringing the Chaldeans to judge them, I don’t understand why You’re going to wait to judge the Chaldeans after that, I don’t understand any of things, but I know one thing, God: You’re the God that is righteous, You’re the God that is eternal, You’re the God that never makes a mistake, You’re the God that hates sin, You’re the God that never does anything wrong, and I’ll stand on that and praise You anyhow. You say, “Well, there’s a tremendous lesson here.” Yes, there is. Does he praise them for what they are, or for what they have done?" I can hear Job say, “I never lost my praise” remember that whatever is happening in your life, no matter how gloomy or discouraged you may feel, even when you’re faced with what feels like the silenced of God—God is always aware of and concerned about … 2. And that’s what – exactly what it is. Parents, don’t you ever praise your children for God?" door hangers. He reminds himself of the captivity in Egypt. Wenona Rigali praise our little Academy kids as much as they do. Watch in verse 2. You will be too. I appreciate Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have That’s lightning itself. "And that they have addicted themselves to the 15. He said that there are two parts of a man. Always does. If you’ll go back in your mind, you’ll remember that his basic dilemma was why God was allowing Israel to go down the drain as fast as she was and then why in the world God ever allowed the Chaldeans to be able to come in and destroy Israel. This is why I get so bothered by these people who are forever and always on the anti-communism kick. Had the law of God, didn’t he? And I like you so I’m backing you play.” That’s a financial term–backing your play. And that title probably gives away a little bit of the attitude of Habakkuk by the time he arrives in chapter 3. loving. Let’s look first of all at his petition in verse 2. addiction problem everyone ought to have. Is your greatest worry in this world that God’s glory is not going to be preeminent in your life? "That you submit yourselves unto such and to Not only that, Arab poetry commonly compares these rays of light to the horns of a gazelle, which are straight and kind of wound. Our Father, we’re so thankful tonight that we can carry our minds back these thousand years to the very day in which Habakkuk lived and kind of crawl inside his problem and his dilemma and understand something about it and so understand our own problems a little bit better. everyone that helpeth with us, and laboureth." That was fantastic, wasn’t it?". He saw things from the perspective of God’s glory and because of that, He could say, “Praise the Lord anyhow.” How practical that is. He believed God. no expectation of public recognition for what she did. forgive me. From Psalm 146, I want to give you several reasons. Before we get into it, let’s just have a word of prayer. When you can look at the problems around you and the problems in your life and the problems in your world and say, “God, I don’t care about those things, all I care about, God, is that whatever happens to me or anybody else, that You be glorified.” What a tremendous, tremendous prayer. Habakkuk is glorying in the kind of God that he has. Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? the one who is being praised, and your praise lets the Even if you mess up, I’ll bail you out. Now I want you to see the second thing about his prayer, not only petition but remembrance and praise. someone’s behavior you are praising their behavior. for a person to others. behavior. He came to that conclusion in chapter 1, verse 13, when he said, “I know, God, you’ve got to do something because you can’t stand sin. But then at the end of verse 2, Habakkuk kind of adds a little note. Moyer, by C. R. Rigali and Toni DiGiovanna, by Brian and Dali Spicer, Amen. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 6C. praise to know both when and how to praise in such a way as to really help Here Paul reminds the folks back home that these folks were among the my Christian life that I consider myself to be undeveloped, but it’s an I think that would be a good time to praise others, as well. "You Q & A   Feedback, Order this sermon on tape:   or Mail/Phone. The judgment finally did come, and for a little insight into how God dealt with that prayer of Habakkuk for mercy, look at Malachi chapter 3, the last book in the Old Testament. Verse That’s what He said. God has just talked to him in chapter 2 and told him that He’s going to deal with the Chaldeans because He always deals with sin. Baloney. Isn’t that right? Amen? as well as two other men who were certainly members of the Corinthian I don’t care if nothing’s right in the whole world, I’m going to love You and rejoice in You,” and translated, that’s “praise the Lord anyhow.” “I’ve learned to stand back from my circumstances and just get blessed about the God that I know.” What an exciting truth. witnessing, in part, just praising God to a lost person? Because they were turned in on themselves, they said "no" to the "wonder, love, and praise" they should have offered because of Jesus' miracle. 9. God is vigilant, God is ready. that. But have you ever asked God question after question and sort of got a shrug of the shoulders from heaven? © 2021 Grace to You. This is a hint of what we will be doing in Heaven, Rev. This evening, getting back to the real area of expertise of that “Thou didst march through the land in indignation, Thou didst thresh the nations in anger, thou wentest forth for the salvation of Thy people, even for salvation with Thine anointed; Thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked.” In other words, took care of the princes, the leaders, “by laying there the foundation unto the neck.” He started with the people, which are the foundation. Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice. And certainly there is a light at night that’s more brilliant than the moon. Paul finished verse 16 with these words: "and to 1. This was no simple little dilemma. The prophet reminds himself of the facts and the power of God, and he assures himself that in these events, God was just keeping His word and fulfilling His oath to Abraham that He had again reminded Isaac and Jacob of. They were the kind of people who took note of what he needed and I like this part because it’s so human, and I feel such comfort knowing that I’m not the only person who’s like this. The whole life is to be a psalm of praise to God, the whole man and woman is to praise God: spirit, soul and body. So, the first part of praising someone is to exhort In the Philippians prison, while their backs were still oozing blood from the beating they'd received, Paul and Silas worshiped (Acts 16:25). Did you see what he did, George? You might have the lousiest circumstances in the world, you might be rattling all over the place, that doesn’t affect one bit your relation to God. Let Your Kingdom come in the way You want it to come.” As if to say, “Whatever I suffer, whatever my people suffer is of no concern as long as Your work is revived and kept pure. So stop kicking against the goads. What really mattered to him was not the circumstances in the world around him, though there were unbelievably bleak, the thing that really mattered to him was that God received the glory. He says, “God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Bible is to be believed. You never met anybody more anti-communist because I’m pro-Christ, and that eliminates communism altogether. - “and again I say rejoice,” and constantly talking about joy. Praise God as you drive, and it will not be the torture it is for those who only gripe and complain about all the idiots on the road. your part they have supplied. That will only encourage them to plan to do You and I, however, are not. And there are others of you who do not live and serve in a Do you ever pray and remind Him of Calvary? Let me ask at kind of another angle. from anything He is doing. Your primary concern and mine ought to be for the glory of the almighty God, for the health and the condition of His church, for the future of His cause among men, and for my own relationship to Him. 7. pleased with what you did. anyone who is serving God outranks anyone who is not serving God in Psalm 22: 3 “But You are holy, who inhabit the praises of Israel.”. The very first verse says, “A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.” Now, that’s the name of some kind of a musical instrument, and you can see at the end of verse 19 that he talks about that this should be given to the chief singer on my stringed instrument. Praising God when we do not feel like praising Him is called a “sacrifice of praise”. But by God’s grace I’m going to become the pastor, the And so this is Habakkuk’s petition, that whatever has to happen, God’s going to do His work, but that in that work of judgment, God will allow some mercy for those that are faithful, which God did. 1C. He rather builds it to a tremendous crescendo. 2C. You’ve protected us this far, all these fantastic things through the history of Israel, You’re not about to get this far and let those Chaldeans upset Your plans.”. I Thessalonians 5:16-18. When you praise you must speak. And so I think that what it really is is that these horns are representative of the spitting out of beautiful streams, the first rays of light. Petition, remembrance, confession, and adoration, the four parts of his prayer that are really the four parts of any prayer that is a prayer. If God remembered their good works, He wouldn’t have anything to remember. And recognize, along with me, that a person doesn’t have Paul’s They're battle-hardened warriors. Paul said in Philippians, “Rejoice always” - and what? Then when you come to verse 10, you see an inference of the Red Sea, “The Mountains saw Thee, they trembled, the overflowing of the water passed by, and the deep uttered its voice and lifted up its hands on high.” And here, you have in Hebrew poetry the idea of water piling up, which is exactly what happened when they crossed the Red Sea. So he doesn’t even bother with those things. other Christians. they did what they did. When you praise someone, and when you properly direct Tonight’s message is concerning chapter 3 of Habakkuk, and in this chapter we will find ourselves in much of the time summarizing things that we have already noted about him and perhaps pulling them together in a little different perspective. Then in verse 12 to 14, he just sort of lists the many ways that God has defeated His foes. And in his mind, he’s expanding all the glories of God that are available to him, and he paints this sweeping, glorious picture of God, and he praises God for what God has done. praiseworthy again? that habit. It’s the same thing. Don’t be a dead head. Why is this? They started getting in little groups to discuss what was going to happen to them. of Stephanus." straight on this matter of praising other people, because there is a great But notice that the exhortation is not directed He was really facing some fantastic problems and he was honest. Here, I believe, as in Deuteronomy 33:2, it says, “And at his right hand was a fiery law unto them.” I think he had in his hand a law that spun out brilliance, and I think that that’s what in this great theophany, this vision that Habakkuk is having in his prayer, he is seeing the glory of the light that comes out of the hands of the prophet Moses who stands with the law of God. Tell the Israelites to move on. He reminds himself of the wilderness, of the defeat of many nations as the children of Israel possess the land. I’m pleased with your life." 1. After clicking 'Register', you will receive an email with a link to verify your account and to complete your registration. Amen? When you think about it, one of the He was praising God’s name. You’ve got to take care of it, I know that, I’m aware of that, God, and I’m not asking to beg off, I’m not praying that you change your plan. Grace Temple SDA Church 90,307 views Praise drives away the dark spirits. Introduction: What a challenge it is to live our lives in the Praise Zone. Habakkuk chapter 3, verses 1 to 19, which encompasses the entire chapter, is what we want to talk about tonight, and the title of the message as noted in the bulletin is “Praise the Lord Anyhow.”. 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