Sermons on Habakkuk

Sermons on Habakkuk


Joyful singing in evil times

Habakkuk 3 By the end of Habakkuk 3, through his conversation with God, the prophet has moved from his initial state of perplexity and questioning, to a state of confident joy. How? By looking ahead (2:6-20), looking back (3:2-15), and looking up (3:16-19), Habakkuk learns to confidently and joyfully trust God despite the darkness and evil that looms over him and his people.

Learning to live by faith

Habakkuk 1-2 Habakkuk comes to God with a complaint. There is injustice all around. God’s answer is that he is preparing the Babylonians to be an instrument by which he judges his own people. This solution seems perplexing to Habakkuk! God’s answer in Ch 2 helps Habakkuk see that he is not ignorant, nor inactive, or absent. He will bring justice. Several woes are pronounced by the survivors of Babylon’s violence (2:6-20). The righteous, meanwhile, are called to live by…