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Habakkuk 1-3

November 28, 2014

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

6 thoughts on “Habakkuk 1-3”

  1. 1:3-4 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.

    There is a lot of injustice in the world. I see poor people not paid fairly, I see people exploited, refugees denied justice. The rich and greedy hem in the righteous so that justice is perverted. But Habakkuk didn't fix the problem. He went to God. God said he would fix the problem but not in the way Habakkuk wanted.

  2. 1:3-4 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.

    There is a lot of injustice in the world. I see poor people not paid fairly, I see people exploited, refugees denied justice. The rich and greedy hem in the righteous so that justice is perverted. But Habakkuk didn't fix the problem. He went to God. God said he would fix the problem but not in the way Habakkuk wanted.

  3. 2:1 I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint

    Habakkuk asks God then waits in faith expecting God to give him an answer. Habakkuk is a great role model.

  4. 2:1 I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint

    Habakkuk asks God then waits in faith expecting God to give him an answer. Habakkuk is a great role model.

  5. 3:16 I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.

    (From Constable's Commentary) "It is a terrible feeling to know that calamity is coming but that one can do nothing to prevent it…Earlier when the prophet heard about the powerful Babylonians, he wanted to talk with God (2:1). But now, having been reminded of the infinitely more powerful Yahweh, he had nothing more to say. God would handle the Babylonians. All Habakkuk had to do was wait."

    Sometimes all we need to do is wait, trusting God to handle the situation.

  6. 3:16 I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.

    (From Constable's Commentary) "It is a terrible feeling to know that calamity is coming but that one can do nothing to prevent it…Earlier when the prophet heard about the powerful Babylonians, he wanted to talk with God (2:1). But now, having been reminded of the infinitely more powerful Yahweh, he had nothing more to say. God would handle the Babylonians. All Habakkuk had to do was wait."

    Sometimes all we need to do is wait, trusting God to handle the situation.

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