Sermons on Habakkuk
The book of Habakkuk begins with a lament and complaint, and ends with a song and dance. How do you go from the depths of anguish to the heights of assurance when you are suffering. The last chapter of Habakkuk shows us what it looks like to live by faith.
How can a Holy God use an evil empire to judge His chosen people? In a world where those who mock God often seem to prosper, we too may ask a similar question. Why do the wicked seem to succeed and the righteous suffer? What is God doing in such times. Habakkuk asks such a question and then patiently waits as God responds with truths that have much to teach us today as well.
Habakkuk lived at a time when things in Israel were going from bad to worse. For a long time, his prayers go unanswered. But when God finally responds, the answer is inexplicable and unbelievable! This passage teaches us that God is in control even over evil and uses it to achieve his purposes.