One of the central themes of the book of Habakkuk is the sovereignty of God. We can take comfort in knowing that God is in control and cares for His people. So, even in the midst of difficult trials, as Christians we are to be more than conquerors. The prophet Habakkuk shows us that he responds to the crises that he is facing by rejoicing in the LORD. Habakkuk 3:14-19
Habakkuk 3:14-19 (NKJV)
You thrust through with his own arrows The head of his villages. They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret.
You walked through the sea with Your horses, Through the heap of great waters.
When I heard, my body trembled; My lips quivered at [the] voice; Rottenness entered my bones; And I trembled in myself, That I might rest in the day of trouble. When he comes up to the people, He will invade them with his troops.
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls–
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s [feet], And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
The book of Habakkuk assures us that throughout history, even though we may not understand it, God is always at work. God’s glory, brightness, and power is displayed when He brings salvation to His people. In my sermon this week we will see how God works on behalf of His people. Habakkuk 3:3-13
The main theme of the book of Habakkuk is about living a life of faith. This book gives us the account of Habakkuk’s spiritual journey from fear to faith. Beginning in chapter three we will find a change in Habakkuk’s attitude – from questioning to complete submission to the will of God. Habakkuk 3:1-3
In Habakkuk chapter 2 God gave a vision to the prophet Habakkuk. And in that vision God assured him that the wicked and the proud will be judged and receive their just reward. Ultimately, the wicked fail and the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. Habakkuk 2:5-20
As Christians, by faith we trust in the ways of God. We, by faith, take comfort in knowing that God is at work in the world. And God is particularly at work in the lives of His people. Therefore, the righteous shall live by faith in their God. Habakkuk 2:2-4
How do you react when you receive terrible news, especially when you don’t understand what God is doing? From Habakkuk’s view, the situation has gone from bad to worse! As we continue in chapter 1 of Habakkuk, we can learn much from Habakkuk’s response to the shocking news from God of the prevailing invasion of the Chaldeans. Habakkuk again questions God as he continues to wrestle with Him. Habakkuk 1:12,-21, 2:1
As Christians, we believe that God is at work today sustaining His creation and providentially working in the world and in His people. God draws us back into lives of faithfulness when we sin and fall away. God uses discipline to restore His people to a right relationship with Himself. Habakkuk 1:1-11