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Make it plain

As the prophet Habakkuk was questioning God, the Lord responded with direct and precise instructions. Following the prophet’s second interrogation, look at what the Lord told him. “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it” (Hab. 2:2). Think about that. The Lord wanted the prophet to record the vision that he would receive from heaven, and then the prophet was to make it known to others, so that they could respond to it.

The Lord said, “Make it plain.” Do not add to it. Do not take from it. Do not make it your own message. Do not complicate it. Make it plain, so that men may understand. The Lord said, “So that he may run who reads it.” The message from heaven would require immediate action, so don’t get yourself or your words in the way of that response.

Apply that today. People around us need to hear the saving message from heaven. Our responsibility is to make it plain, so that they may respond appropriately. Keep the focus on the message and not on us!