Hi and welcome to our Illustrated Jesse Tree, aka our Advent devotional where we look back at the Old Testament and see God winking at us. Today’s reading? The watchtower!
A Reading from the Book of Habakkuh (Habakkuh 2:1-4)
I will stand upon my watch, and fix my foot upon the tower: and I will watch, to see what will be said to me, and what I may answer to him that reproveth me.
2 And the Lord answered me, and said: Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables: that he that readeth it may run over it.
3 For as yet the vision is far off, and it shall appear at the end, and shall not lie: if it make any delay, wait for it: for it shall surely come, and it shall not be slack.
Behold, he that is unbelieving, his soul shall not be right in himself: but the just shall live in his faith.