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  1. Habakkuk- God Are You There? 612 BC The siege and total destruction of Nineveh by the new powerful empire of Babylon, which include the Medes and Chaldeans

  2. 609-597 BC The reign of the godless King Jehoiakim in Judah, who followed Josiah, a good king who brought about great religious reforms. 607 BC The approximate writing of the prophecy of Habakkuk, predicting the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of many of the people by the great Babylonian/Chaldean Empire. 598-7 BC The 1st siege and fall of Jerusalem, with some captives taken including King Jehoiakim

  3. 1. Habakkuk’s Questions (Hab. 1) a. Why is God silent and inactive? (1:1-4) Answer: “I Am working in amazing ways ...” (1:5-11) b. How can God use a sinful nation for His holy purpose? (1:12-17)

  4. 2. God’s Answers (Hab. 2) a. “The just shall live by faith.” (2:4) b. “The earth shall be filled with God’s Glory.” (2:14) c. “The Lord is in His holy temple.” (2:20)

  5. 3. Habakkuk’s Worship (Hab. 3) a. Pray to God (3:1-2) b. Review God’s works (3:3-16) c. Praise God (3:17-19)

  6. How should we deal with life’s problems? 1. Admit them honestly to God. 2. Talk to God about them, including how you feel. 3. Wait in a prayerful posture and meditate on God’s Word. 4. When God speaks, listen and obey. “Never doubt in the dark what God has told you in the light.” “The just (righteous) shall live by faith”