The book of Habakkuk closes with the prophet declaring that even if the harvest does not come in, he will still give to the Lord and take joy in his God. Our culture often considers giving to be done out of one’s excess, of what is left over. If we have some extra, then we may give some of that away. However the Bible teaches that because God has given us everything that we have, we are to give first to God and trust him to provide for us.
Rev. Keith Fagerheim was our guest preacher today.
Sermon text: “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. 19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.” (Hab. 3:17-19)