Habakkuk . Habakkuk. -Habakkuk questions why didn’t God punish those in Judah who were oppressing the poor or who continued to make life in Judah unbearable - God’s answer to Habakkuk’s complaint -Habakkuk’s 2 nd complaint - God’s response to Habakkuk’s reaction
- God’s answer to Habakkuk’s complaint
- God’s response to Habakkuk’s reaction
But you did not listen?
But you did not save?
Why do you tolerate wrong?
Destructions and violence are before me:- conflicts and strife abound
And God seemed to ask, “ Any more questions, Habakkuk? Do you feel that the
Babylonians will sufficiently take care of the people of Judah?
- The Babylonians are fast, very fast.
- They sweep across the whole earth to seize dwelling places no their own.
- They are fearless.
- Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk.
God’s Chosen People Are Currently Numerous and Helpless- like a school of fish with no leaders you have made men (Judah) like fish in the sea, like sea creatures without rulers
Revelation waits its appointed time
It speaks of the end
It will be proven right at the end
It may seem long but it will come…
not delayed, but on time.
v.4-9: Wine destroys him
Arrogant never rest
Greedy as the grave, death’s never satisfied
Gathers himself all the nation
All of them taunted him with ridicule and scorn
V.4- “But the righteous will live by the faith”, but Babylon will be eliminated and God will restore for all the sin committed
Let all the earth be silent before Him.
2: Lord I have heard of your fame
Translation: God knew you all along but I went too far in lost my faith in you
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes in the vines
Though the olive crop fails
and produce no food
Though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls
Yet I will still rejoice in the Lord
I will be joyful in God my Savior