Wolves At Dusk
l. INTRODUCTION - WOLVES AT DUSK
-There is a little devotional that I periodically pick up and browse through now and then. It is entitled "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon. Three or four years ago, Stephen Williams brought this particular text to my attention from Spurgeon's devotional. When he initially brought it to my attention, I thought that there was probably something useful in it and I logged into a small notebook that I carry around and it was not very long before I had forgotten it.
-Then a few weeks ago, I was over at the church late one Saturday night and begin to browse through my scribblings and found this thought and since that time it was to pull at me.
-This message is not a "feel-good" sermon. There is not a lot of encouragement or inspiration in it, but there is certainly some of that old-fashioned conviction that we need to envelop our spiritual lives. Those messages that convict us are those that move us closer to God. It is those sermons that cause us to examine our lives and take notice of what direction that we are progressing in.
-There truly are "wolves at dusk" even now.
ll. THE AREA OF THE TEXT
A. The Prophet - Habakkuk
-When you begin to try to understand a book in the Bible, it is always best to take a look at it's writer. Not a lot is known about Habakkuk. His background is not a pedigreed background.