Daily Devotional
Do You Think God’s Not Working?

“Now the just shall live by faith…”

Hebrews 10:38

Ponder This

This great statement, so abundantly true, actually was first stated in the book of Habakkuk. The writer of Hebrews is quoting the prophet Habakkuk.

When Habakkuk wrote this, he was perplexed. He lived in a day of violence, degradation, apostasy, and danger. So he bombarded Heaven, asking God to answer—to explain things, so he could make sense of it all. But God said, “Habakkuk, you couldn’t understand it anyway if I told you what I’m up to. You think I’m not working? I am working, and Habakkuk, here is your responsibility in this day: You must live in this uncertain age by faith. You want me to tell you how to live? Don’t live by explanations. Live by faith.”

Now, that’s not just smoke and mirrors. That has spiritual steel and concrete in it—“the just shall live by faith.

Practice This

This is the only way to live. In fact, this verse is quoted three times in the Word of God. I wonder if God is trying to tell us something. I know He is. The challenge for us today—and every day—is to live by faith.


Real Truth Never Changes

Real truth never changes, and the truth about government is that it is God who ordains it, leaders who are responsible for it, and citizens who are accountable to it. The privilege of being called Americans comes with significant responsibilities—to God, to each other, and to the world.