GIVING THE RIGHT ANSWER

In the second chapter of Habakkuk we read (verse 1), "I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved." Towers in Bible times were erected for refuse and defense and often stood beside the city gates, at the corners of the walls, and at intervals along them. From the vantage point of these towers, one could see what was necessary to be done.

We may assume that the prophet was using a familiar symbol to bring out to his hearers that in order to gain the spiritual height at which one may hear God's message, one has to elevate his thinking. The climax of God's message to Habakkuk was this (verse 20): "The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him."

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