God comes from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. His splendor covers the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise. His brilliance is like light; rays are flashing from His hand.This is where His power is hidden. Plague goes before Him, and pestilence follows in His steps. Habakkuk 3:3-5 HCSB
In Exodus we read the story of how God revealed Himself to Moses through the burning bush. Later in Exodus we read how God revealed His greatness and power as He brought the ten plagues on the Pharaoh and the Egyptians. God used several miracles such as the parting of the Red Sea to deliver the children of Israel from the Egyptians. He then miraculously provided food and water for them as they made their way to the Promised Land.
God is a great and awesome God. Habakkuk noted God’s coming from Teman and Mount Peran to express anticipation of His arrival. The rays flashing from His hand symbolizes His control of every situation and that He is working out His plan. God at times uses plagues and pestilence just as He did to deliver the Israelite to accomplish His plan. Even though we are subject to God’s judgment, we can confidently count on His grace and mercy.
Challenge: God is all-knowing and all-powerful. Stand in awe of how great He is. Expect God to use difficulties in your life to accomplish His will. Worship God and praise Him for all He has done in your life.