Ruminations on Habakkuk 2:20

The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him. Habakkuk 2:20

Behold a mystery. The Lord comes to every place He is worshiped as the King of Kings. Power and majesty are in His hand, and all things happen under His mighty Providence. As Habakkuk fell silent before God who disciplines His people, let us approach Him in holy fear and worship.

Yet is not Christ in His holy temple, His body, of which we are the living stones? Shall we then profane His temple with unholiness? Holiness befits Your house, O Lord, that we may be holy as You are holy! May our spiritual sacrifices be seasoned with salt, so that in holiness we may see You.

Teach us, O living God, to trust in You. Guide us, O Lord, in your Truth. Sanctify us, O Holy One, that we may be as you are.