Wrath ? – Canticle of Habakkuk – Part III

” In wrath you marched on the earth ,

In fury you trampled the nations you came forth to save your people , to save your anointed one.

You crushed the backs of the wicked,

You laid him bare bottom to neck,

You pierced his head with your shafts.

His princes you scattered with your wind storm,  as for food for the poor in unknown places.

You trampled the sea with your horses and the churning of the deep waters.”


This portion of the Canticle speaks to God’s wrath but also the idea of blessings of God in freeing the people of God.

It is important to know that in all the different points in the scriptures where wrath is noted, there are also some kind of blessings that follow.


Anger is a response to injustice, or abuse of something or some one.  Jesus became angry and let loose a little wrath on the money changers in the temple.

Ponder the possibility that this had been a common practice since before His childhood – So why at that point ?


There is a point where everyone who experiences these things need to stop and consider that Love is the rule.  Being “right” is not always the answer.

To be “right” to the point where the relationship or the possibility of a relationship ceases, should not be the answer.

Love means sacrifice. So in the heat of conflict give and take is required.  Dialogue is necessary to allow not only the possibility and room for the other person or group to explore your position, but to be open to exploring your own position , and in the process you both will most likely not only lean a bit about yourself, but about the others as well.

Wrath in he correct context has it is place.  When we pushed our parents limits , they tended to bring a little wrath into the house.  This was how it was that you might have learned that there were limits to what you could say or do.

God loves us, and He wants us to be happy.  Like our earthly parents whose love never ends, they teach us limits , rules , and also  possibilities for what they wished for us.

Just like good parents , we do not fear God.  We love Him, and we are thankful for all that he has done for us.  The blessings that we receive flow forth from God like a parent cares for their children and want the very best for them.

Receive each day as the gift from God that it is, and offer it back to him filled with service , love and glory  !






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