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I asked god

Be careful what you ask for. God answers prayer, but not always the way we want or expect.

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I asked god

  1. 1. I Asked God
  2. 2. Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-11
  3. 3. Habakkuk 1:1-11 1 The burden which the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence!” and You will not save.
  4. 4. Habakkuk 1:1-11 3 Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; there is strife, and contention arises.
  5. 5. Habakkuk 1:1-11 4 Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.
  6. 6. Habakkuk 1:1-11 5 “Look among the nations and watch— be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.
  7. 7. Habakkuk 1:1-11 6 For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs.
  8. 8. Habakkuk 1:1-11 7 They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves.
  9. 9. Habakkuk 1:1-11 8 Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and more fierce than evening wolves. Their chargers charge ahead; their cavalry comes from afar; they fly as the eagle that hastens to eat.
  10. 10. Habakkuk 1:1-11 9 “They all come for violence; their faces are set like the east wind. They gather captives like sand. 10 They scoff at kings, and princes are scorned by them. They deride every stronghold, for they heap up earthen mounds and seize it.
  11. 11. Habakkuk 1:1-11 11 Then his mind changes, and he transgresses; he commits offense, ascribing this power to his god.”
  12. 12. I Asked God • Habakkuk asked God for judgment
  13. 13. Habakkuk 1:5,6 5 “Look among the nations and watch— be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.
  14. 14. Habakkuk 1:5,6 6 For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs.
  15. 15. 2Corinthians 12:7-9 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
  16. 16. 2Corinthians 12:7-9 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
  17. 17. 2Corinthians 12:7-9 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
  18. 18. I Asked God • Habakkuk asked God for judgment • Israel was looking for a political deliverer
  19. 19. Acts 1:4-6 4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me;
  20. 20. Acts 1:4-6 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
  21. 21. Acts 1:4-6 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
  22. 22. Matthew 16:21-23 21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
  23. 23. Matthew 16:21-23 22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
  24. 24. Matthew 16:21-23 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
  25. 25. Luke 9:43-45 43 And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples,
  26. 26. Luke 9:43-45 44 “Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.”
  27. 27. Luke 9:43-45 45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
  28. 28. I Asked God • Habakkuk asked God for judgment • Israel was looking for a political deliverer • The world is looking for an intellectual gospel
  29. 29. 1Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
  30. 30. 1Corinthians 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
  31. 31. 1Corinthians 1:23 … but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, …
  32. 32. 1Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
  33. 33. 1Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”;
  34. 34. I Asked God • Habakkuk asked God for judgment • Israel was looking for a Messiah • The world is looking for an intellectual gospel

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