Study the Bible in Two Years

Tuesday – Habakkuk 3

1.  This chapter is Habakkuk’s prayer, which is also intended to be sung like a Psalm. You can tell this from the first and last verses of this chapter.  What is his main prayer?  Ponder 3:2 and make it your prayer in the face of evils today.

2.  Habakkuk reviews God’s mighty deeds, which centers on what he did through Moses and the taking of the promised land.  Note 3:13.  Moses would be “your anointed one,” which in the original is “your Messiah.”  This whole verse could be applied to the great Anointed One!  How did Jesus crush the “leader of the land of wickedness?”

3.  Habakkuk knows that bad things are still to come for his country.  But what is his attitude, since he knows that the Lord is in control?  See 3:17-18.  Apply that to our tough times now!

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Study the Bible in Two Years

Monday – Habakkuk 1-2

Habakkuk prophesied at the same time as Jeremiah, just a few years beforeJerusalemwas destroyed.  He wrote before the Babylonians rose in power, perhaps just before good King Josiah (J17), because he complains of injustice in his own country (1:3,4) and God says he will raise up Babylon (1:6), which many people thought was impossible (1:5).  His book starts out with two complaints, which God answers.

1.  What is Habakkuk’s first complaint?  See 1:2,3.   When is the last time you asked the big “Why” question, because you didn’t understand what is going on in your life?

2.  How does God answer?  Who is going to stop the wickedness and corruption inJudah? What parallels do you see with this and 9/11,  and those who would attack our country?

3.  That answer doesn’t please Habakkuk at all, and brings about his second “Why” question, which is summarized in 1:13.  What is his complaint?

4.  How does the Lord answer?   What will happen to the righteous?  See 2:4.  What makes us truly righteous in God’s eyes?  See how Paul quotes this passage in Romans 1:16-17 and Galatians 3:10-13.

5.  The Lord is going to use wickedBabylonfor his purposes.  What is he going to bring about through their evil?   See 2:14.

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