HABAKKUK’S PRAYER UPON SHIGIONOTH (Cont’d)
Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 3
The reference Scripture continues as follows:
19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
The Finished Work of Jesus Christ places every believer in a high place in Himself. He is our dwelling place and we are His. Our strength is swallowed up in His Strength. He contends with all that which contends with us and we are free to fellowship with Him and bless Him in praise and thanksgiving and minister to others as kings and priests unto God.
He will make my feet like hinds' feet. The hind is creature whose habitat is in the high places. Notice the Scripture is plural, hinds. In Christ, we are come to Mt. Zion, heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22) and set our affection on things above, not on things on the earth (Colossians 3:2). Christ Jesus has brought a people unto Himself. He has done all He said that He would do in John 14:3, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." Man decided to put this glorious promise off into his future rather than embracing His translation at conversion into the Kingdom of the Dear Son of God.
To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. Isaiah 38:20 reads, "The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD." The Chief of all things is Christ. The Chief Singer sings in the midst of His Church bought with His Blood. "For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee (Hebrews 2:10-12)." Bless His holy Name, Amen.