Hab 1:5-11 Habakkuk opens his prophetic letter lamenting about the deplorable state of Judah. This lament reflects a heart that is deeply concerned for his people and to see the Word of the Lord honored by God’s people. We need to understand that Habakkuk is “flaming angry” as R C Sproul says in his book “The Holiness Of God” with the present situation. He is so heated that he goes over the top a little bit when he laments and says “Justice never prevails”. Now! I’m sure there are some things where injustice is awaiting final overhaul, but to say that justice “never” prevails is going a little overboard. We sometimes feel that way that when justice seems silent and the wicked seem to get away with murder. Again, some cases fall through the cracks of the legal system, but a good number of crimes committed big or small, have been brought to justice. We have this idea that some people are getting away with sin and God has turned a blind eye to man’s behavior and dest
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Habakkuk 1:5-11 The word “Sovereign” means chief or highest; supreme in power; superior in position to all others. God is Spirit, self-existent, immutable, changeless, infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient and holy. When we become God’s children, we tend to play God and look at the sin and all the terrible things in everyone around us. We tend to always ask the question ‘Why doesn’t the Lord do anything to His disobedient people?’ ‘Why doesn’t He see what his people are doing in the world that He created?’ Charles H. Spurgeon says “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength”. That statement is so true; I myself have the tendency to do just that. I worry and judge the earth and say “God do you see what your people are doing? Hurry up and do something about it!” We can learn a great deal from the prophetic book of Habakkuk, because this is the problem we see here in this little letter written by minor prophet.
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Habakkuk 1:1-4 Why God why? Have you ever asked that question to God? It’s a question that many inside and outside the church ask on a regular basis. It’s a question that you might what to be very careful in asking a holy God who doesn’t need to answer any of our questions. One of the modern Christian myths of the day is that the when you put your faith in Christ, your entire life gets better and everything you touch turns into gold or for the better. I didn’t receive that memo when Christ got a hold of my heart through the gospel. The sad reality and error to that thinking is that your problems don’t go away they get elevated to Def-Con 4 at times. The biblical truth to the gospel confession is that our internal spiritual position is restored and secured by the grace of God through is Son’s death and resurrection. But! Our external lives are still faced with the present and new set of problems. As Warren Wiersbe said “Christians who claim to be without p