HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
His bow is figurative of His Power as well; however, the Hebrew word used for "bow" also refers to the rainbow and points to God’s oath. Genesis 9:13 states, "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. "
The overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. The Psalmist captured this same sentiment when he said, "Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me _ Psalm 42:7." When seen in total spiritual perspective, a complete washing in the water of the Word results. According to 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."