Saturday, August 16, 2008

35 The Book of Habakkuk (Summarized)

Babylon will punish Judah, then God will punish Babylon 1-2
God thrashes the nations to save the Israelites 3

  1. BG | SAB | Habakkuk complains to God that there is rampant injustice, violence, and conflict, and that the wicked are prevailing. God answers that He is rousing the Babylonians to punish (inferred) the House of Judah. Habakkuk then asks God why He tolerates the wickedness of the Babylonians.

  2. BG | SAB | God tells Habakkuk that at a certain time, God will save those who are faithful to Him and will punish the Babylonians, because they are arrogant, greedy, and murderous. All of their work will come to nothing when God acts and puts them to shame. They foolishly trust in idols, but God is reigning in His Temple, and will silence the earth.

  3. BG | SAB | God came from Mount Paran, showing glory and power. He sent plague and pestilence, shook the mountains, enraged the seas, and sent river torrents. God threshed the nations in His wrath to save His chosen people. God killed the leader of the wicked nation with his own spear. Despite all of the frightening chaos and devastation around Habakkuk, he will still rejoice in God, who strengthens him.

Nahum | Habakkuk | Zephaniah

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