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Habakkuk 3 – The psalm of Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3
Habakkuk’s response to what the LORD taught him is praise and worship – he writes a psalm. He speaks of his awe in God’s works. He asks God to work his ways in the present and for that work that intermingles wrath and mercy (Is that not the kind of…

Habakkuk 1:12-20 – Habakkuk questions God’s ways

Habakkuk 1:12-20
Habakkuk recognizes a couple of truths in 1:12: God is from everlasting – he is eternal and does not change God is the Holy One – completely devoted to his glory Habakkuk accepts that the covenant-making covenant-keeping God of Deuteronomy 28 may ordain the nations as a tool for judging…

Habakkuk 1:1-11 – Habakkuk asks a question: how long?

Habakkuk 1:1-11
The problem for Habakkuk is why does God seemingly not do something about the wickedness of people in Israel. How long does Habakkuk have to cry out to God about this and God seemingly turn a deaf ear. God’s answer is that just as the wicked in Israel surrounded the…