The wisdom of this conduct is seen in two things —. 3. 1. )LinksHabakkuk 3:17 NIVHabakkuk 3:17 NLTHabakkuk 3:17 ESVHabakkuk 3:17 NASBHabakkuk 3:17 KJVHabakkuk 3:17 Bible AppsHabakkuk 3:17 ParallelHabakkuk 3:17 Biblia ParalelaHabakkuk 3:17 Chinese BibleHabakkuk 3:17 French BibleHabakkuk 3:17 German BibleHabakkuk 3:17 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)In the bounties of His providence. I myself am happier than I would have been had I sat down and bemoaned my fate." Though the fig tree does not blossom ... ©1972 Scripture in Song: Bible Refs: Hab 3:17-19; LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES. Hymn/Song Book : Year : Song # Praise the Lord # 19: Songs of the Kingdom # 48: Stellenbosch Baptist Church # 474: MUSIC. Success is to be sought and prayed for; we are not to ask for the discipline of failure. And also in their use. The will is called up. True religion imparts exercise and expectation to the mind. Yet I will rejoice in the LORD The servants of God are often contributors to the common heap of sin that brings down judgments. 1. The resolve. Then came the SiS books 2 and 3 from which we sang 'Majesty'; 'All Hail, King Jesus';'Jesus, Name above all names'; 'Exalt the Lord our God'; 'Emmanuel'; 'Though the fig tree does not blossom'; 'Lord, make me like You' and so many more. II. None: Though the fig tree does not blossom; Tony Hopkins ©1972 Scripture in Song. We can trust the person of God even when we can't grasp the plan of God. Let us, in this spirit, cultivate the habit of holy resolves, as well as holy desires. There is the best of all reasons for holy satisfaction. He perceives in Him justice satisfied, and truth magnified; he discerns that, instead of fury, there is overflowing love, and mercy to pardon all his transgressions; he sees in Him omnipotent power, not armed for his perdition, but engaged to preserve his soul through faith unto salvation; he beholds eternal faithfulness to be to him a shield and buckler; he perceives also, that God is omniscient to see all the dangers which may threaten him, and all-powerful to protect in every case. We all witnessed these words lived out as Mary was radiant with joy. There is an old tradition that a cup of gold is to be found wherever a rainbow touches the earth, and there are some people whose smile, the sound of whose voice, whose very presence, seems like a ray of sunshine, to turn everything they touch into gold. Habakkuk 3:17. and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails. Look to the Lord in the administration of providence, and submit to His will manifested in it. Such resolutions have been formed. It is only in this character that He is an object of confidence and joy to us. In spite of what verse 17 describes — apparent failure of our efforts for God, or apparent desolation of His cause around us. 3. Affliction would double her sorrows, and prosperity lose half her joys. A. "I will rejoice in the Lord." and no cattle in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. It is an everlasting joy. The joys of friendship are amongst the chief joys of earth; but the joys of friendship depend upon the purity, depth, constancy, reciprocity of love; and friendship with God secures all this in the highest degree. (3) Freedom from the evils of affliction. ", III. Such seasons are the consequence of man's sin. THE GOOD IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF EXTREMITY. 18). II. 2. The will is called up. Could we set aside the doctrine of a particular providence, the circumstances of life would change their character. There is an old tradition that a cup of gold is to be found wherever a rainbow touches the earth, and there are some people whose smile, the sound of whose voice, whose very presence, seems like a ray of sunshine, to turn everything they touch into gold. On the Influence of Religion Under Privations and Afflict, Religious Joy Surmounting Temporal Adversity, The Possibilities in the Life of a Good Man, United Prayer for Removal of Temporal Afflictions, United prayer for removal of temporal afflictions, The possibilities in the life of a good man, On the influence of religion under privations and afflict, Religious joy surmounting temporal adversity. And happiness makes happiness. Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, etc. Duty to him is not a clog or a burden, but a delight. 5. It is the joy of personal appropriation, of objective pardon and peace — "my salvation." But for the most part afflictions are corrective, and not for purposes of discipline. A picture called "Cloudland," by a German painter, viewed at a distance appears a mass of gloom and cloud, but on closer inspection every cloud is an angel or an angel's wing; and so our sorrows, when interpreted in the light of this gracious design of our God, become changed into blessings. )LinksHabakkuk 3:17 NIVHabakkuk 3:17 NLTHabakkuk 3:17 ESVHabakkuk 3:17 NASBHabakkuk 3:17 KJVHabakkuk 3:17 Bible AppsHabakkuk 3:17 ParallelHabakkuk 3:17 Biblia ParalelaHabakkuk 3:17 Chinese BibleHabakkuk 3:17 French BibleHabakkuk 3:17 German BibleHabakkuk 3:17 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)In the amenities of society.But the highest joy we can know is to "joy in the Lord." In consideration of the nature and grounds of joy in God, we invite believers to lift up the hands that hang down. Because it is a joy in God considered as the God of salvation. 3. These adverse circumstances befell the nation, and, as the result of the Chaldean invasion, the direst woes had to be experienced. Be well assured of the solidity of the foundation on which the joys of faith are built. 2. A. "In God," "the God of my salvation" (ver. And He is the portion of the believer; a sure portion; an enduring portion; a never-falling portion; an unchangeable portion; and a satisfying portion. The prophet supposes a condition in which he is deprived of the common luxuries of life. Illustrations: David (Psalm 42:7-9); Asaph (Psalm 73:2, 24, 25); Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25). This song is for you my friend. "He will make my feet like hinds' feet." The soul, outwardly tried and tired, goes to Him who is "my hiding-place," and there is "compassed about with songs of deliverance" (Psalm 32:7).3. "The Lord God is my strength." Affliction does not injuriously affect our best interests. 2. II. I have laughed and told jokes when I could have wept. 06 - Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me . 05 - Beloved let us love one another. A. 2. On the contrary, it is the spring of deepest sympathy with souls, and of love-animated efforts for them. Men never break down as long as they can keep cheerful. It is a view of the gracious character of God, as a Saviour, that causes the sinner to rejoice in Him. He is not a mere spectator, He is the great agent in bringing these things to pass. Here is an unspeakably great Deliverer; and has He been so at little expense? 17). IV. 2. I have always smiled in the face of every misfortune. Joy in God is the peculiar and the supreme delight of a pious mind. There is an old tradition that a cup of gold is to be found wherever a rainbow touches the earth, and there are some people whose smile, the sound of whose voice, whose very presence, seems like a ray of sunshine, to turn everything they touch into gold. 07 - Blessed be the Lord God of Israel. Following the great deliverance are many lesser deliverances; both temporal and spiritual. "I will rejoice in the Lord." Cheerfulness: — Cheerfulness is a duty we owe to others. (3)In the amenities of society.But the highest joy we can know is to "joy in the Lord." It will come through our own will when it comes. It is possible for the fig-tree not to blossom, etc. There is a great difference between a human and a Divine joy. It is always pure. Name: Though the fig tree does not blossom: Meter:. It is spiritual. Like Paul they have "gloried in tribulation," etc. The thought which appears specially to have been present to the mind of the prophet was that of adversity as being God's loving discipline to result in the perfecting of the tried, and resulting in their salvation: "the God of my salvation." The Christian may rejoice because he knows his afflictions will have a happy issue. It refers to the present, and includes forgiveness, fellowship, and expectation. It is personal and progressive. Not selfish sloth. While the surface problems vary, the root problem is always the same. Comp. It is in the God of salvation that the believer greatly rejoices. 5. Be not cast down on account of the trials of life. I had nothing I could give but myself, and so I made the resolution that I would never sadden anyone else with my troubles. The conditions. Joy in God is well grounded, because of what God will yet do for His people. Korean Angel Worship Team Konsert on 4/8/2011 BCCM Kota Marudu.-Though the fig tree does not blossom- In the midst of distress like this, where shall the wretched flee? When scarcity and want come as a judgment from God, then it is extreme and extraordinary, and beyond the course of nature. If our joy depended upon our wealth, it might fail; if upon our friends, it might change; if upon our health, it might be broken. Some say personal enjoyment of present salvation is selfish." That is experience. None (1) From human neglect. When the soul is raised to contemplate holy objects. 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