Contributed on Feb 22, 2009
Habakkuk chronicles God’s answers to a prophet during a time of global uncertainty, economic recession & social instability, similar to what we are going through today. People in those days were like those today who wake up every morning with fear & anx
Habakkuk 1:1-4 A PROPHET VOICES QUESTIONS Exodus 23:6-8 The Book of Habakkuk chronicles God’s answers to a prophet during a time of global uncertainty, economic recession and social instability, similar to what we are going through today. People in those days were like those today who ...read more
Contributed on Apr 20, 2009
What is it that makes these verses so forceful? To me it is the courageous way in which Habakkuk faces possible calamities & triumphs over them through knowledge & faith in his Savior. Habakkuk has learned the lesson of faith taught in 2:4
Habakkuk 3:16-17 THE PEACE OF HABAKKUK’S FAITH [Psalms 18:18-33] The last section of this glorious chapter contains some of the most moving verses in all the Bible. On one occasion it was used by Benjamin Franklin, who was not a Christian, to confound some of the sophisticated, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2009
Though the prophet was asking questions as complaining man so often does, & maybe not even expecting an answer, God responds. The Lord is not indifferent or insensitive. He is concerned about the affairs of earth & especially the conduct of His people.
Habakkuk 1:5-11 GOD’S PREPARED AN ANSWER Though the prophet was asking questions as complaining man so often does, and maybe not even expecting an answer, God responds. The Lord is not indifferent or insensitive. He is concerned about the affairs of earth and especially the conduct of His ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2009
After acknowledging God’s ultimate justice the prophet humbly asked in worship the hard issue of how the wicked could be used to punish those less evil than themselves (CIT). He said this apparent moral contradiction needed further clarification from God
Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 PERPLEXING PROBLEMS WITH SOVEREIGNTY [1 Chronicles 29: 11 & 12] Habakkuk is a profound book that delves deeply into the mysteries of God. This passage is Habakkuk’s response to the preceding divine revelation concerning God’s future plans to bring about correction. God’s ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2009
Those that have faith in God live right & do right. The proud do what is right in their own might. Pride & might did not make Israel right or justified & would not justify the Babylonians either. Faith in God justifies us.
Habakkuk 2:2-5 GOD’S CENTRAL REVELATION [Daniel 5:1-31 / Isaiah 26:1-6] Habakkuk had been troubled by ungodliness and injustice in Israel. But when God revealed that He was about to use the Babylonians to punish His people, Habakkuk asked God how He could use the ungodly to punish those ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2009
The sentence of judgement against Babylon for their character of pride & their action of all-consuming greed is clearly stated. Here we have God giving voice to all the victims of injustices in a taunt song against their oppressors.
Habakkuk 2:6-14 (-20) THE SENTENCE FOR THE SINS OF BABYLON The sentence of judgement against Babylon for their character of pride and their action of all-consuming greed (implicit in 2:4-5 and 1:5-7) is clearly and absolutely stated in verses six through 20. Here we have God giving voice to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2009
God’s abiding intent is that His glory should fill the whole earth as it has filled His house (2:14) & that man should know His glory fully. For this to occur the false knowledge the Babylonian character & aspirations epitomize must be removed.
Habakkuk 2:14-15-20 SIN’S SENTENCE CONTINUED We have discovered in verse 14 that God’s abiding intent, His overarching aim, is that His glory should fill the whole earth as it has filled His house, (Num. 14:21; Ps. 57:5,11; 72:19; Ex. 40:34-35; 1 Kings 8:11) and that man should know His ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2009
Habakkuk’s prayer is a pinnacle of praise. It is the mountain top destination of a journey that began in the valley of distress & doubt. It is for God’s power & involvement in the world.
Habakkuk 3:1-7 A PRAYER OF PRAISE [Psalm 77] Habakkuk is a beautiful gem of a book written by a prophet who started out wrestling with God and ended up worshiping Him. The distressed prophet who complained over the unchecked sin of his country in the first part of chapter one, was amazed at ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2009
Habakkuk could face an uncertain future in submissive confidence in God because in the midst of past difficulties & judgments God had brought about deliverance for His people. He trusted God would use whatever the future judgment held to bring about salva
Habakkuk 3:8-15 GOD’S DECISIVE ACTS Habakkuk’s attention is now drawn from the awesome appearance of God to a description of God’s acts on earth. God’s mighty acts and judgments of the past brought about salvation or deliverance for His people. Habakkuk drew from these well springs the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2009
As Habakkuk accepts God’s righteous judgment he finds the incredible grace gift of faith that causes him to rejoice & rise to new places of faith & strength. In accepting the fearful, challenging Word of God, he found grace to soar above circumstances
HABAKKUK 3:18-19 A FAITH THAT LEAPS / The Leaping of Faith [Lamentations 3:20-26] Habakkuk has placed his faith in his God of Grace and Glory not only for the survival of his nation but for his personal existence and well being also. Judah was an agrarian economy. She derived most of her ...read more