Third Sunday after Pentecost

photo ofThe Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner

The Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner, preaching.

“Summoned to the Rampart”
Habakkuk 1:1-5; 2:1-4

The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
  and you will not listen?
Or cry to you ‘Violence!’
  and you will not save?
Why do you make me see wrongdoing
  and look at trouble?
Destruction and violence are before me;
  strife and contention arise.
So the law becomes slack
  and justice never prevails.
The wicked surround the righteous—
  therefore judgement comes forth perverted.

Look at the nations, and see!
  Be astonished! Be astounded!
For a work is being done in your days
  that you would not believe if you were told.

I will stand at my watch-post,
  and station myself on the rampart;
I will keep watch to see what he will say to me,
  and what he will answer concerning my complaint.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision;
  make it plain on tablets,
  so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
  it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
  it will surely come, it will not delay.
Look at the proud!
  Their spirit is not right in them,
  but the righteous live by their faith.

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