The Woe of Violence: Knowledge of the Lord’s Glory

Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, And stablisheth a city by iniquity! Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity? For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

— Habakkuk 2:12–14

What will be the judgment for Babylon’s violence and their rejection of the Lord? “The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.” Someday soon, the nations of the earth will have to confess the glory of the Lord. There is soon coming a 1,000-year reign of our Lord after the the 7-year Tribulation. In this millennial reign, all nations will see the sunrise, sunset, moon, and the stars of the sky, and they will publicly declare that the “firmament sheweth his handywork.” Every single person on earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord’s glory.

As a mathematician, I’m around a lot of other mathematicians. I have worked with geologists, physicists, engineers, biologists and others. Many of these scientists are filled with pride from their acquisition of knowledge and wisdom, and many of these same scientists are Atheists. The witness of the stars alone declares their foolishness. Take a look at the sky on a clear night. Gaze at the constellations. At the time of the writing of this post, Orion is the most prominent constellation. There are approximately 5,000 stars visible to the naked eye on a clear night in the best of conditions, but there’s really only about 250 stars that would be considered bright. If you were to program a computer to print out a random plot of 250 points of differing magnitudes, there will never be a time that the computer will print out defined patterns like we have in our night sky. Mathematicians know this. Evolutionists know this. They know probability theory tells us that mere chance could not produce the constellations we have today. How can someone so smart be so blind? But there is coming a day when every single person living on earth will testify to the glory of the Lord. I’m looking forward to that day. This is to me such an encouraging thought. In the midst of today’s uncertain, dark, and hateful times, when people boldly and unashamedly blaspheme the name of the Lord, I know that someday soon all the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord’s glory. Isn’t that such a wonderful thought?

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