17Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:17 – 19)
Today we conclude our reflections on the Discipline of Worship as we consider the theme A World in Need.
The world is in a never-ending search for happiness. Some search for it in material things and some search for it by forsaking material things. Some try to find it in pleasure, and some hope to find it by avoiding pleasure. The methods people try are numerous and varied. Our life experiences teach us that sustainable happiness can be very elusive – there is so much injustice and pain in the world – but the Bible teaches us that joy, peace and contentment are accessible to us through Jesus. Today’s passage gives us some insight into how a life of worship produces joy.
Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the question below.
What impact could we have on the world if we are able to rejoice in the Lord (attitude of worship) regardless of circumstances?