Behold Your King (John 19:1-16)

John 19:1-16 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified 19 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe. 3 They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with…

Longing For The Kingdom (John 18:33-40)

John 18:33-40 English Standard Version (ESV) My Kingdom Is Not of This World 33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am…

Power And Peace In Conflict (John 18:1-14)

John 18:1-14 English Standard Version (ESV) Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas, having procured a band of…

The Power Of “Though” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

Habakkuk 3:17-19 English Standard Version (ESV) Habakkuk Rejoices in the Lord 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,    nor fruit be on the vines,the produce of the olive fail    and the fields yield no food,the flock be cut off from the fold    and there be no herd in the stalls,18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;    I will take…

To Reclaim The Awe (Habakkuk 3:1-16)

Habakkuk 3:1-16 English Standard Version (ESV) Habakkuk’s Prayer 3 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth. 2 O Lord, I have heard the report of you,    and your work, O Lord, do I fear.In the midst of the years revive it;    in the midst of the years make it known;    in wrath remember mercy.3 God came from Teman,    and the Holy One from Mount Paran. His splendor…

Getting to the COre (habakkuk 2:15-20)

Habakkuk 2:15-20 English Standard Version (ESV) 15 “Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink—    you pour out your wrath and make them drunk,    in order to gaze at their nakedness!16 You will have your fill of shame instead of glory.    Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision!The cup in the Lord’s right hand    will come around to you,    and utter shame will come upon your glory!17 The violence done to…

The Waiting is the Hardest Part (Habakkuk 2:2-5)

Habakkuk 2:2-5 English Standard Version (ESV) The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith 2 And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision;    make it plain on tablets,    so he may run who reads it.3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;    it hastens to the end—it will not lie.If it seems slow, wait for it;    it will surely come; it will not delay. 4 “Behold,…

look up, look down, look out (habakkuk 1:12 – 2:1)

habakkuk 1:12-2:1 english standard version (esv) Habakkuk’s Second Complaint 12 Are you not from everlasting,    O Lord my God, my Holy One?    We shall not die.O Lord, you have ordained them as a judgment,    and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil    and cannot look at wrong,why do you idly…