Habakkuk 1:6 Bitterness

Habakkuk 1:6 (KJV)
For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.

Bitterness. It is never a quality we want in our lives. Though God uses the Chaldeans for his own purposes, they were destined for judgment precisely because of bitterness. 

Notice the description of bitterness:

Hasty
Though it’s not truly an adjective here, it is none the less true that the bitter are often impetuous, warlike; they fly off the handle quickly.

Selfish
Marching through properties and possessing dwellings that are not their own.

Self-righteous
They believe they have the right to judge those they will as they will. They forget that vengeance belongs to God.

Violent 
Bitterness is explosive. It erupts as a volcano to do terrible damage.

Unstable 
His mind changes. At one moment he is angry a thing happens. In the next moment he is angry the same does not happen. 

Religious
He may claim faith, but it is most often in a god of his own making.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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