Peter teaches us to hold two truth loosely together--we have everything we need from God, it is now our responsibility to use it well.
Jesus was praying that you and I will be protected by the supernatural power of God as we intentionally engage the people around us, whoever they may be, with the goodness of God’s love, the gentleness of God’s goodness, and the good news of God’s gospel.
Tempered in wisdom, in an abiding faith in God, and in a knowledge of scripture, Habakkuk spent time in meditation, allowing the light of God’s word to shine onto his questions.
Through the dark of night, unseen and unheard, as Jonah slept peacefully, the balance shifted, and the plant began to die. By morning, there was nothing left but the shriveled remains of what once was.