Three things that would hinder us in our
occupation with Christ and His coming: the fear
of man; the deceitfulness of riches; the cares of
The first of the Minor prophets called a "prophet"
- only Haggai and Zechariah also called prophets.
It's a hard name to pronounce, but an easy book
to understand and enjoy. Here's a summary of it.
It is like the thoughts of a person who realizes
how wicked the people around him had become. And
they were God's people too.
Then he gets upset by the Israelites being killed
by the nations around them. But then God explains
things to him that God knew what was going on.
Habakkuk knows that these nations were happy to
attack Israel. So he decides he had better stop
talking and listen to God, for He was using these
nations to punish Israel for the awful things
they were doing. Habakkuk is not only satisfied
to hear this, but he is very happy. So will we be
if we obey and listen to Him.
Hab 1:1-4 He is complaining to God that everybody
was getting away with breaking the law, and God
wasn't doing anything about it.
Hab 1:5-11 The enemy was allowed to do this
damage because of Israel's sins. They thought
they were doing this for their own god.
Hab 1:12-17 He knows God is from eternity and can
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin
will entice a man to cease from prayer. Pray
often: for prayer is a shield to the soul, a
sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan. John
Hab 2:1-3 Habakkuk decides he had better stop
talking and start listening to what God was
trying to tell him. God told him to write down
what He was saying. All this that was happening
was a picture of what was going to happen to
Israel far in the future! (It hasn't happened yet.
The tribulation would take place before the
Do you get the picture? Habakkuk was like in the
Hab 2:4 Good for us today.
Hab 2:5-19 Many warnings. Don't judge things by
what you see (Read John 20:29).
Hab 2:14 Refers to what it will be like in the
Hab 2:18,19 A warning against idol worship.
Hab 2:20 Tells us that the Lord is in control of
If there is no godliness in the home, there will
be no blessing in the assembly.
Hab 3:1-end What a change takes place! Now
"Shigionoth" means a serious song or
poetry, or an elegy.
Hab 3:17-19 Beautiful confidence! He now can say,
"Lord, although you might take everything,
yes, everything away, I can still rejoice in Thee!"
Wonderful little Book, packed with instruction
for us! It begins with a "burden" and
ends with a song! When we are enjoying the Lord
Jesus, He will turn our problems and burdens into
a song. The harp is a stringed instrument, also
found in Rev. 5:8.
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