SUMMARY OF HABAKKUK 1:12-2:20
Habakkuk complains again to God, asking Him why He tolerates treachery and those who do evil to others.
The Lord gives Habakkuk a message to give to the people: woe to those who do not live by faithfulness. Woe to all those who do evil to others.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20
6a) The Lord is everlasting. He will never die. He has appointed the Babylonians to execute judgment and to punish. Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
b) Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
c) I really don’t. We all deserve judgment. God is in charge. Evil happens for a reason. It is for us to accept, not to understand.
7) Habakkuk waits on God’s reply and expects to be corrected. This is what we all should do. Wait on the Lord and let Him work.
8 ) People who are righteous live by faith. Others desire evil and are proud. In essence, those who rely on themselves (proud) and those who rely on God (the faithful).
9) He warns people who do evil against others, who are proud, greedy, drunk, and practice idolatry.
10) God is above all else and truly no one has any right to be in His presence. We should be humble before the Lord in all ways and in all things for God is Holy.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20
This is so typically human. We still question God because we can’t understand Him and His ways. And God answers in typical style: because I am God.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 28, Day 3: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20
Habakkuk wonders why God chose the Babylonians to judge Judah. First he wonders why God doesn’t judge Judah. Then he wonders why choose the Babylonians. Why judge evil with more evil? Why not?
Then he wonders how long the Babylonians will rule.
Habakkuk expected God to answer him, so he waited. He expected to be corrected, too.
God says there are the proud and there are the faithful.
Fun Fact: “Just live by faith” is one of the most quoted Old Testamant verses in the New Testament.
Romans 1:17 the justified man – “The just shall live by faith.”
Hebrews 10:38 faith – “The just shall live by faith.”
Galatians 3:11 the Christian life – “The just shall live by faith.”
Christians are to live by faith. That is it. By nothing else: works, feelings, etc.
God would deal with the Babylonians who were prideful.
God calls out to the greedy, the violent, the drunk, and the idolater.
The Lord is alive in His Holy temple, and He would deal with them all.
We watch and pray as we wait on God to answer our prayers.
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