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Transcript of Habakkuk
Context & Summary
"Living by faith is a bewildering venture. We rarely know what's coming next, and not many things turn out the way we anticipate. It is natural to assume that since I am God's chosen and beloved, I will get favorable treatment from the God who favors me so extravagantly. It is not unreasonable to expect that from the time that I become His follower, I will be exempt from dead ends, muddy detours, and cruel treatment from the travelers I meet daily who are walking the other direction. That God-followers don't get preferential treatment in life always comes as a surprise. But it's also a surprise to find that there are a few men and women
the Bible who show up alongside us at such moments."
A Proper Response
3:1-15 = redemption history
"Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround
; so justice goes forth perverted."
Habakkuk 1:3-4 ESV
"...they sweep by like the wind and go on,
, whose own might is their god!"
Habakkuk 1:11 ESV
(1:2-4) Habakkuk's opening question:
"Why don't You do something about the injustice in Judah?"
(1:5-11) Yahweh's answer:
"I am doing something; I'm raising up the Babylonians."
"How can that be right?"
(2:2-20) Yahweh's answer:
"Wait, for this judgment is most certainly coming."
(3:1-19) Habakkuk's final conclusion:
"I will wait for the judgment and rejoice in Yahweh."
"I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint."
Habakkuk 2:1 ESV
"Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith."
Habakkuk 2:4 ESV
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea."