His name means “to embrace,” and Habakkuk shows us that we can ask God some hard questions – and hear some harder answers – while still abiding in His arms. Dr. David Jeremiah examines this unique Old Testament book.
If you’ve ever prayed and not heard God’s answer, or wondered where He was when you needed to feel His presence, you can relate to Habakkuk. Dr. David Jeremiah continues his look at the prophet who confronted God with these questions, and ultimately learned to trust and praise Him even more.
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of NT Words
(Strong’s #2294 — Noun Neuter — tharsos — thar’-sos )
akin to tharseo, “to be of good cheer,” is found in Acts 28:15 .
(Strong’s #2292 — Verb — tharreo — thar-hreh’-o )
is translated by some form of the verb “to be of good courage,” in the RV in five of the six places where it is used: 2 Corinthians 5:6 , “being of good courage” (AV, “we are … confident”); 2 Corinthians 5:8 , “we are of good courage” (AV, “we are confident”); 2 Corinthians 7:16 , “I am of good courage” (AV, “I have confidence”); 2 Corinthians 10:1 , “I am of good courage” (AV, “I am bold”); 2 Corinthians 10:2 , “show courage” (AV, “be bold”); Hebrews 13:6 , “with good courage,” lit., “being of good courage” (AV, “boldly”).
The command to be courageous
Courage is something we need to pray for on a daily basis, because the world is changing dramatically. With that change an enormous amount of courage is going to be needed. There are many aspects of courage. Let’s read some scripture below:
When do we need courage?
- As we face dangers and difficulties Joshua 1:6-9, I Corinthians 16:13
- As we face the future Romans 8:37-39, II Corinthians 5:1-7
Who is our source of courage?