prophet has questions about unrighteousness – God's failure to deal
with it, and even to use it.
an unknown Habakkuk
written : Somewhere about
Habakkuk complains, why does the evil
in Judah go unpunished?
God answers, the Babylonians will punish
Habakkuk complains, how can a just God
use wicked Babylon to punish a people more
righteous than themselves?
God answers the Babylonians will be punished,
and faith will be rewarded
Habakkuk prays closing with a confession
of trust and joy in God
Habakkuk's First Complaint
Habakkuk's Second Complaint
19 Habakkuk's Prayer
God tolerating wrong?
do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong?
will use Nebuchadnezzar
am raising up the Babylonians
can you use an unrighteous man?
are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than
will receive his punishment
you have plundered many nations, the peoples who are left will plunder
comes to a place of total trust in God
the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though
the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are
no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice
in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is
my strength; he
makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
A short and simple book concerning a prophet's
The only difficulty with it is some of
the cultural language that is used, otherwise ot is very straight forward.