The moment a man feels that he is dependent for happiness upon God, he feels desirous to know, love, and please that Being. THE EXPRESSION ON THE PROPHET'S CONFIDENCE AND JOY. The prophet supposes a time when not only the luxuries but the necessaries of life might fail, when the tree should be without fruit, the fields without pasture, and the stalls without herd. This language of hope and joy is a striking contrast to three things —. they ... Digital Recording, God, Independent Artist, Righteous, Beautiful, Singing, Melody, Tune, Pure, Eternal Life, Holiness, Not Worldly, Godly Songs… 2. "Although the fig tree," etc. The result. The children of men still have to pass through such dark seasons. I have always smiled in the face of every misfortune. "In God," "the God of my salvation" (ver. Here is an unspeakably great Deliverer; and has He been so at little expense? Then the usual supply of the oil-olive trees is cut off. 3. I. The Desire for Love 1:2 The Beloved to Her Lover: Oh, how I wish you would kiss me passionately! The transitory character of suffering is powerfully calculated to sustain the mind under it. Though the fig tree does not blossom, (T. Hopkins) - Quality music for congregational singing, prepared by church musicians. The highest subject is God, His attributes and works. But it may come, and in one degree or another it will, in every deep Christian experience, whether as personal failure or as a sense of surrounding failure. 17 Though the fig tree does not bud. God's displeasure oft breaks out in this kind of judgment. Then suffer the word of exhortation. On its external side the Lord Jesus Christ's work partook of the pain of failure.2. Why should the Christian rejoice in God under affliction? II. Micah 7:7 for a rich parallel. ADMIRE THE CHEERFUL HOMAGE OF THE PROPHET, AND CONSIDER SOME OF THE PRACTICAL USES OF ADVERSITY. )LinksHabakkuk 3:17 NIVHabakkuk 3:17 NLTHabakkuk 3:17 ESVHabakkuk 3:17 NASBHabakkuk 3:17 KJVHabakkuk 3:17 Bible AppsHabakkuk 3:17 ParallelHabakkuk 3:17 Biblia ParalelaHabakkuk 3:17 Chinese BibleHabakkuk 3:17 French BibleHabakkuk 3:17 German BibleHabakkuk 3:17 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)In the amenities of society.But the highest joy we can know is to "joy in the Lord." 1. "I will joy in God. I have tried never to let anyone go from my presence without a happy word or a bright thought to carry with them. Comp. The resolve. (Sir John Lubbock. 04 - The revelation of God is with men. I. THO'THE FIG TREE DOES NOT BLOSSOM AND THERE BE NO FRUIT ON THE VINE THE PRODUCE OF THE OLIVE FAIL AND THE FIELDS YIELD NO FOOD THO' THE FLOCK BE CUT OFF FROM THE FOLD AND THERE BE NO HERD IN THE STALLS YET WILL I REJOICE IN THE LORD YET WILL I REJOICE IN THE LORD I WILL JOY IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION GOD THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH "Ab" OR "4b". We must not sit down passive, and wait for a sensible impulse. The servants of God are often contributors to the common heap of sin that brings down judgments. Recorded Music Though the fig tree may not blossom (Lara George) This is a gorgeous song about having faith that God will not forget us, and one year, our very talented Elaine Loukes Potter sang it during the offering. Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. That is experience. But for His interposition, afflictions would have been unmixed evils. Be not cast down on account of the trials of life. And also in their use. THE EXPOSITION OF THE TEXT. The result. It is the joy of personal appropriation, of objective pardon and peace — "my salvation." The shadow of Florence Nightingale cured more than her medicines; and if we share the burdens of others, we lighten our own. Deep reality of such trials. It springs not from the world, but is derived from above. Habakkuk 3:17 (NAS) Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, But it may come, and in one degree or another it will, in every deep Christian experience, whether as personal failure or as a sense of surrounding failure. But the prophet foresaw that He who gave these possessions could take them away. It is secret, "I will rejoice in the Lord"; and when seen, seen only in its effects. Success is to be sought and prayed for; we are not to ask for the discipline of failure. There is a great difference between a human and a Divine joy. Let us, in this spirit, cultivate the habit of holy resolves, as well as holy desires. "I will rejoice in God." 2. Afflictions in themselves are evil, they make a man morose, unkind, bitter, despairing,, devilish: it is only when applied by God that they become useful to the believer s mind. God sometimes vouch safes a special exemption to His Church and children: but the saints have their share and portion in these calamities upon divers reasons. Only when it is pure. In the perfection of His nature, we rejoice in God. But in this scenario there are no signs for the future. This was not always the case. Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. THAT THIS SUBLIME CONFIDENCE IS EXERCISED BY THE GOOD MAN BECAUSE HE HAS EXPERIENCED A GREAT DELIVERANCE. Since he has been justified by the blood of Jesus, there is no longer any condemnation for him. It was in the God of salvation that Habakkuk rejoiced. III. (1)We may rejoice in the works of God's hand. Large range of public domain old traditional hymns and modern songs. )Cheerful spiritsSir John Lubbock.A woman who had had many sorrows and heavy burdens to bear, but who was noted for her cheerful spirits, once said in explanation: "You know, I have had no money. 1. On the contrary, it is the spring of deepest sympathy with souls, and of love-animated efforts for them. The will is called up. THE PARTICULAR SEASONS WHEN A TRUE CHRISTIAN CAN REJOICE IN THE LORD. The soul, outwardly tried and tired, goes to Him who is "my hiding-place," and there is "compassed about with songs of deliverance" (Psalm 32:7).3. The conditions. II. The saints are members of those societies and people who are thus punished. If God acquits, who shall condemn? We can do without the former, we cannot do without the latter. and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails. 5. International Standard Version. I. The Triune God, the one God subsisting in three persons. Moral admiration is enjoyment of the highest kind, and this in proportion to the grandness of the character. 1. ", III. 4. Earthly joys have no substance. Recording. 4. He's swinging on a swing in the school playground. Download easily transposable chord charts and sheet music plus lyrics for 100,000 songs. The faint and feeble feelings of confidence in God which distinguish many real Christians. The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. A CHEERFUL RESOLUTION. Do we not rejoice in a healer? It is not necessary to rob the world of any of its beauty, or to disparage the happiness it is capable of communicating. "I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." Some say personal enjoyment of present salvation is selfish." What to Do When Your Fig Tree Doesn’t Blossom. We all witnessed these words lived out as Mary was radiant with joy. Bold professions are founded on the revealed glory of God's faithfulness and all-sufficiency, He is the Almighty God, and His faithfulness is engaged to support the people of His love and care. 6. This is a question not only of facts but of degrees; not only the pure mind can be happy, but it is happy in exact proportion to its purity. Deep reality of such trials. Habakkuk supposes the loss of all things, and yet he had unwavering faith in God, and supreme love to God. It is in the God of salvation that the believer greatly rejoices. Because it is a joy in God considered as the God of salvation. I have always smiled in the face of every misfortune. Got any ideas of your own for any of these readings? Let us, in this spirit, cultivate the habit of holy resolves, as well as holy desires. Admiration of Divine excellence is the sublimest joy. If a man were found joying in an absolute God, he might well be esteemed foolish; for he would be rejoicing in the contemplation of a strong and irresistible enemy. To lead us to the exercise of gratitude, when temporal blessings abound, and for the exercise of Christian graces in the hearts of His people. 4. The highest spiritual joy IN THE MIDST OF THE GREATEST MATERIAL DESTITUTION is possible to a good man. )Cheerful spiritsSir John Lubbock.A woman who had had many sorrows and heavy burdens to bear, but who was noted for her cheerful spirits, once said in explanation: "You know, I have had no money. There is an old tradition that a cup of gold is to be found wherever a rainbow touches the earth, and there are some people whose smile, the sound of whose voice, whose very presence, seems like a ray of sunshine, to turn everything they touch into gold. Scripture in Song, Volume II, Songs of the Kingdom Published in 1981 and printed in New Zealand, this book was compiled and has a foreword by David and Dale Garrat It is a follow-up publication to Scripture in Song's first music book, Songs of Praise which was published in 1971, and to Scripture in Song Volume I - Songs of Praise . Who is the God of salvation? )LinksHabakkuk 3:17 NIVHabakkuk 3:17 NLTHabakkuk 3:17 ESVHabakkuk 3:17 NASBHabakkuk 3:17 KJVHabakkuk 3:17 Bible AppsHabakkuk 3:17 ParallelHabakkuk 3:17 Biblia ParalelaHabakkuk 3:17 Chinese BibleHabakkuk 3:17 French BibleHabakkuk 3:17 German BibleHabakkuk 3:17 CommentariesBible Hub. In spite of what verse 17 describes — apparent failure of our efforts for God, or apparent desolation of His cause around us. (2) You will continue strangers to true happiness, while you remain strangers to the spirit of the prophet. But it depends upon God, and we know that "He will supply all our need according to His riches in glory, through Jesus Christ.". Consider the sanctifying tendency of afflictions. None: Though the fig tree does not blossom; Tony Hopkins ©1972 Scripture in Song. Song of Solomon 2:15-17. Joy in God is well grounded, because God is on the side of the believer. 06 - Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me . Though the fig tree does not blossom And there is no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive fails And the fields produce no food, Though the flock is cut off from the fold And there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the LORD; I will [choose to] … There is the best of all reasons for holy satisfaction. 1. To manifest His absolute right over all creatures and things. True religion imparts true liberty to the mind. A. When the soul is raised to contemplate holy objects. Such seasons are designed by Infinite Wisdom to answer some important end. It is an everlasting joy. Believers "will to do His will" only by His special grace preventing them; but they do really will, the act of willing is their own. The resolve. 3. 1. The Old Testament is filled with beautiful pieces of scripture that talk about love and are popular wedding readings. I have laughed and told jokes when I could have wept. THE GOOD, THUS RESTING IN GOD AND APPREHENDING HIS GRACIOUS DESIGN, BEING RENDERED TRANQUIL AND TRIUMPHANT AND INSPIRED WITH HOLY JOY. And He makes it manifest that they are His own, by taking them away at His pleasure. Do we not delight in a deliverer? Name: Though the fig tree does not blossom: Meter:. In God they had elevation. Success is to be sought and prayed for; we are not to ask for the discipline of failure. It is the joy of the highest contemplation. It is the joy of personal appropriation, of objective pardon and peace — "my salvation." The text reminds us of the uncertainty of temporal enjoyments, and of the peculiar felicity of a good man. III. Now is the trial of their faith, patience, and resignation. Trials strengthen and develop love and faith. Perfect and unbounded confidence in God, in the wisdom, power, and mercy of God, must be the ground of all our religious hope. He is a King's son, and an heir of heaven. Improvements —(1) God can as easily take away the whole of our possessions as part of them. The supposition. He will make all things work together for their good. The joy of the Christian in the season of affliction is the fruit of the Saviour's mediation. REFLECTIONS SUGGESTED. Bible - Song of Songs - ... 3 As an apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. "Yet." 17). 2. "He will make my feet like hinds' feet." "Although" every material blessing is gone, "I will rejoice." And He is the portion of the believer; a sure portion; an enduring portion; a never-falling portion; an unchangeable portion; and a satisfying portion. The result. This rejoicing in God, in the midst of calamity, is the fruit of our Divine faith. Seek to attain clearness concerning your interest in the God of salvation, through union with Christ in effectual calling. 05 - Beloved let us love one another. It is personal and progressive. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. But it may come, and in one degree or another it will, in every deep Christian experience, whether as personal failure or as a sense of surrounding failure. Scripture: Habakkuk 3:16-19; Jeffrey Arthurs Bio. Please add them in the comments below! Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom by Wayne Dietterick (© 2007). There is an old tradition that a cup of gold is to be found wherever a rainbow touches the earth, and there are some people whose smile, the sound of whose voice, whose very presence, seems like a ray of sunshine, to turn everything they touch into gold. (ver. “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:”. 2. A. Good men have always been enabled to do so. 3. Look to the Lord in the administration of providence, and submit to His will manifested in it. If the promises were not believed, the soul would not rejoice. The resolve. "Although," forecasts the misery. 4. Joy is well grounded, on account of what God has provided for the believer, and on account of what He/8 to the believer. Personal joy compels affectionate work. On its external side the Lord Jesus Christ's work partook of the pain of failure.2. Such seasons are the consequence of man's sin. Habakkuk 3:17. "The Lord God is my strength." Attend to the following instructions —. It is possible for the fig-tree not to blossom, etc. It refers to the present, and includes forgiveness, fellowship, and expectation. 3. 4. Men never break down as long as they can keep cheerful. Duty to him is not a clog or a burden, but a delight. On the contrary, it is the spring of deepest sympathy with souls, and of love-animated efforts for them. "Yet." 1. The resolve. 3. We must not sit down passive, and wait for a sensible impulse. The shadow of Florence Nightingale cured more than her medicines; and if we share the burdens of others, we lighten our own. The prophet supposes a condition in which he will be deprived of the common necessaries of life. 1. Indecision or dubiousness is always painful, and painful in exact correspondence to the value of the object to which it refers. 2. He claims them all as His own. It is just a blossom, just a flower, and yet it is a tangible sign that the figs and the grapes are coming. King James Version (KJV) He knows how even to rejoice in affliction. Most were based on actual Scripture words, as was 'Scripture in Song - Songs of the Kingdom', which I think originated in New Zealand. Under its shadow I delighted to sit, ... 13 The fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines in blossom give forth their fragrance. (Handley C. G. Moule, M. Behold, He stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, gazing through the lattice. The piety of the prophet appears in two degrees. The resolution. (3) Freedom from the evils of affliction. Affliction would double her sorrows, and prosperity lose half her joys. Cheerfulness: — Cheerfulness is a duty we owe to others. This was a Divine joy. THE GOOD IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF EXTREMITY. )Cheerful spiritsSir John Lubbock.A woman who had had many sorrows and heavy burdens to bear, but who was noted for her cheerful spirits, once said in explanation: "You know, I have had no money. )Christian rejoicingHandley C. G. Moule, M. A.1. In spite of what verse 17 describes — apparent failure of our efforts for God, or apparent desolation of His cause around us. Such seasons are effected by the hand of God. Comp. (Sir John Lubbock. 2. Such a failure is fearful to contemplate. Some of the fruits of the earth are for enjoyment, and others for our support. But it is wise to consider how uncertain all material possessions are, and to fortify the heart against the probable calamities that may overtake us. I myself am happier than I would have been had I sat down and bemoaned my fate." 2. To convince us of our entire dependence upon Him for all our temporal enjoyments. Joy in God is the peculiar and the supreme delight of a pious mind. Illustrations: David (Psalm 42:7-9); Asaph (Psalm 73:2, 24, 25); Paul and Silas (Acts 16:25). JPS Tanakh 1917. 1:4 Draw me after you; let us hurry! It is the joy of the most elevating friendship. Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold And there be no food in the stall- This is a deliverance from the greatest evil. None: We seek Thee Lord Jesus; Tony Hopkins ©1972 Scripture in Song. While bodily bondage is a great evil, spiritual bondage is greater; religion alone imparts to man the charter of freedom — the moment man receives true freedom he is happy, and not before. It is the eternal ordination of God, that what man wants from the earth for his existence he must get from it by labour — skilful, timely, persevering labour. For your lovemaking is more delightful than wine. No wonder the young women adore you! (5) If you can rejoice in God, you shall soon be in a country where neither famine nor scarcity can ever be experienced. It is a joy which is unspeakable and full of glory. "Yet," forelays the remedy. 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, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I … The sublime height to which the joy of the prophet leaped. As teaching us to estimate, as we ought, the many blessings which the Divine love has showered upon us. Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV / 63 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Here is a very wonderful exhibition of a devout and holy character. III. THE GOOD MAN RECOGNISES THE POSSIBILITY OF A TOTAL FAILURE IN THIS PROVISION. Sin introduced this and every other misery. (Handley C. G. Moule, M. They would have possessed no ingredient of mercy, nor given any indication of kindness. There are degrees in the Christian's joy. These adverse circumstances befell the nation, and, as the result of the Chaldean invasion, the direst woes had to be experienced. It will come through our own will when it comes. (Sir John Lubbock. I myself am happier than I would have been had I sat down and bemoaned my fate." 2. She replied, “I’m just theologically sexy like that!” I love that. Fear not only weakens our strength, but it intensifies our misery. The conditions. Some say personal enjoyment of present salvation is selfish." I have laughed and told jokes when I could have wept. 3. II. It is the joy of personal appropriation, of objective pardon and peace — "my salvation." 2. (2)In the bounties of His providence. 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, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I … "They that wait upon God shall renew their strength, and shall mount as on the wings of eagles," etc. Micah 7:7 for a rich parallel. There is also implied a well-founded hope of interest in the God of salvation.The doctrine of providence would be a poor substitute to perishing sinners for the grace of the Gospel. 2. The Almighty is suited to our capacities; adequate to our necessity; durable as our existence. An article explaining the connection of the Fig Tree, Israel and the End Times It will come through our own will when it comes. May the king bring me into his bedroom chambers! In their production and breeding there is a great deal of uncertainty. The wisdom of this conduct is seen in two things —. It is the joy of the sublimest admiration. The way that The Message relays it, though, there is definitely the sense of pursuit, of yearning desire for union. In every conceivable extremity of woe, God is an all-sufficient portion. II. 3. Lyrics. The vine was diligently cultivated from the earliest times, and, with its rich clusters of grapes and its refreshing shade, became a very appropriate symbol of prosperity; whilst the olive, living from age to age, and yielding an abundant supply of oil, was also typical of abundance. Includes words and scores for public domain hymns. These rise in the character according to their subjects. If God defends, who can injure? I have laughed and told jokes when I could have wept. "I will rejoice in the Lord." We all witnessed these words lived out as Mary was radiant with joy. 08 - ? Sometimes they are sent for the purposes of trial; to prove the integrity of our principles, and to bring into exercise our latent virtues. The will is called up. and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen. None And the honour of our profession calleth us to rejoice. He will suffer patiently and meekly. That is expectancy. 2. All the agencies of nature and providence were in God's hand. The joy of the wicked ceases when the fig trees cease to blossom, and the vines to yield their fruit (Hosea 2:11, 12), for it lies upon the surface; but the joy of the holy lies deep in the soul, and is a settled and abiding possession, and triumphs under the darkest circumstances of life. FORMING RESOLUTIONS TO ABOUND IN THIS JOY. 1. (1) From human neglect. Readings from the Old Testament are an important part of Catholic and Episcopalian ceremonies and often used in other denominations. Believers "will to do His will" only by His special grace preventing them; but they do really will, the act of willing is their own. Then the "fields may yield no meat," and as a consequence, the "flocks may be cut off from the field." "A merry heart is a continual feast to others besides itself." The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, 3. In order to be happy, there must be a right end in view — the glory of God; proper rule to guide — the Bible; and right motives to actuate — love to God and love to men. 3. Merciful God! Though The Fig Tree Shall Not Blossom: Wash Me in ... Jesus Christ. I myself am happier than I would have been had I sat down and bemoaned my fate." Let us, in this spirit, cultivate the habit of holy resolves, as well as holy desires. A DELIGHTFUL EXPECTATION. "As thy day, so shall thy strength be.". "A merry heart is a continual feast to others besides itself." The low, dull, heavy feeling of the man who does not believe in the providential government of God. Comp. Then came the SiS books 2 and 3 from which we sang 'Majesty'; 'All Hail, King Jesus';'Jesus, Name above all names'; 'Exalt the Lord our God'; 'Emmanuel'; 'Though the fig tree does not blossom'; 'Lord, make me like You' and so many more. It is satisfying. III. The strength and comfort of the creatures may fail us. It is only in this character that He is an object of confidence and joy to us. The soul, outwardly tried and tired, goes to Him who is "my hiding-place," and there is "compassed about with songs of deliverance" (Psalm 32:7).3. 1. (1) temporal want occasioned by reverses in circumstances; (2) slander, charges having no foundation in truth, being made and resulting in mistrust and alienation; (3) mental depression, the strong man being brought down to the weakness of the child, the sturdy oak becoming feebler than the bruised reed; (4) bereavement, home being rendered "desolate as birds' nests, when the fledglings have all flown.". I had nothing I could give but myself, and so I made the resolution that I would never sadden anyone else with my troubles. Title/Superscription 1:1 Solomon’s Most Excellent Love Song. There is self-centeredness on one or both partner’s part, usually with an unwillingness to admit it and change. On its external side the Lord Jesus Christ's work partook of the pain of failure.2. One arises from without, but the other from within; one comes from the creature, the other from the Creator. 2. This was an experimental joy. All things have been theirs. 3. The reference is here perhaps to the swiftness with which God would enable him to flee from the dangers which were overtaking his country. "Spiritual joy," says Caleb Morris, "is a free, full, and overflowing stream, that takes its rise in the very depth of the Divine Essence, in the immutability, perfection, abundance, munificence of the Divine nature. 1. Men never break down as long as they can keep cheerful. 11 For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. It is always pure. We live for a higher and nobler object than worldly wealth. 2. Hence the failure of all these indicates the deepest affliction, the direst calamity (Psalm 105:33), and the picture of desolation is rendered still more complete when, in addition to these, the bread corn is represented as ceasing, and the flocks and herds as being cut off (ver. All music free. II. Let us, in this spirit, cultivate the habit of holy resolves, as well as holy desires. The blossoms on the fig tree and the grapes forming on the vine refer to those things you are trusting for the future. 19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, Whatever the mind admires it enjoys, and enjoys in proportion to its admiration, whether it be a landscape or a painting. )Christian rejoicingHandley C. G. Moule, M. A.1. This is a deliverance to the possession of the greatest good.This man has in him the elements of immortality. The design of God, in bestowing temporal benefits, is to help us through life, not to make us too much in love with it. - S.D.H. 2. These bold resolutions look out of countenance all the evils that would intimidate and shake the confidence of God's people. The conditions. Some say personal enjoyment of present salvation is selfish." THAT IN THE VERY FACE OF THIS GREAT CALAMITY THE GOOD MAN TRIUMPHANTLY CONFIDES IN GOD. The thought that God is with us in our darkest experiences, working for our salvation and to secure to us the highest good, that the narrow path through which he, our Captain, causes us to fight our way will bring us to "the prize of our high calling," is indeed inspiring, and grasping it we may well press on, raising high our banners, and cheering the way and the conflict with music and song. 07 - Blessed be the Lord God of Israel. 2. Not selfish sloth. 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