Notice the use of the word “when”.
“I will . . . watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” Habakkuk 2:1
Habakkuk just went through and grouched at the Lord for not doing things “right”. It is an emotion, a feeling that he is expressing and he knows that the Lord is going to grouch right back.
I feel like that some days. I just have to get the emotions off my chest, but I know that as soon as I voice what I’m feeling that the Lord is going to turn right around and remind me of what I already know.
“You know I love you, Liisa.”
“You know that my thoughts are bigger than your thoughts, and my ways better than your ways.”
“You know I have a plan and a purpose for you.”
“You know I will provide for all your needs.”
“You know that Dan loved you.”
I might know that He is going to reprove me, but I also know that He loves me enough to reprove me. ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child’ and all that. I guess the real question is what I am going to “answer when I am reproved”.
“Yes sir, Lord. I will obey. I will listen. I will trust You.”
sounds good . . . now if I can just put feet to my mouth
(actions to my words not feet in my mouth-giggle) =)