Habakkuk Devotional Commentary

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Habakkuk 1:2

When people walk away from the God Who created them and allow unbiblical laws to be passed and ungodly activities to dictate how they live, then national corruption and global crisis soon follows.

This was the state of affairs in Israel when, in anguish of heart, the prophet Habakkuk wrote his heart-rending book as he tried to understand why God did not appear to answer his pleading cries for help.


Habakkuk 1:12

Habakkuk was crying out to the Lord in distress about the evil, violence, destruction, and wickedness that was the hallmark of the people and the nations of his day, and which was overtaking the people of Israel, but the Lord appeared indifferent, and the calamities intensified rather than abated. In fact, God was using the evil actions of wicked men to chasten and train His own people and forward His own perfect plans and purposes.


Habakkuk 2:3

As Habakkuk surveyed the raging international scene and the wickedness, misery, and injustice that was infiltrating the kingdom of Judah, he was deeply concerned about the spiritual decline of God's people and pleaded to God for help. But God's apparent indifference confused this prophet, as he witnessed the arrogant assault and evil acts of their enemies and the helplessness of his own people.

Habakkuk was bewildered that God did

Habakkuk 2:4

How often we stand perplexed that God does not punish the wicked but seems to allow them to be acquitted of their wrongdoing and even rewarded for their evil works, and Habakkuk was faced with the same dilemma.

He was a man of God who was justifiably grieved by the sins of the kingdom of Judah. Rather than honouring the Lord with their heart and soul and mind and strength, he witnessed nothing but iniquity and sin. Judah had read more...

Habakkuk 3:17

Habakkuk was part of the remnant of Israel who remained faithful to the Lord. He was jealous for the nation of Israel who had strayed far away from the Lord their God. He did not understand why God did not punish their iniquity and bring them back to Himself, as in times past. The apostate, northern kingdom of Israel, had already been sent into captivity by Assyria. The southern kingdom 'though equally wicked, seemed to be escaping the inevitable wrath of God. read more...