Habakkuk Chapter 1 Discussion

  • Chijindu onuh on Habakkuk 1
    Among all things all glory be to God
  • David - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    To John anonymous,

    Sorry to hear of your situation regarding the "Havana Syndrome." From what I could find in my research, only those in the diplomatic office and their families were subject to this illness.

    I will pray for all involved and quick healing by the Hand of GOD. The LORD promises to avenge, but we must first forgive. May the LORD give you peace and comfort.

    GOD to shine HIS face on you and give you peace. The LORD bless you and keep you and your family safe.
  • John anonymous - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    The USA has a corrupt Government like Jesus declared ancient Israel had. God warned the obedient Israelites to flee into the Mountains to escape the coming destruction. Only the ones who obeyed God's voice lived to tell the tale. I have asked God to avenge me of all Americans who support the corrupt Government in Washington, D.C. who are assaulting me with Havana Syndrome weapons.
  • David on Habakkuk 1
    There is a lot here in the prophet's writings that pertain to us and can help us in our present situation in our nation. Just this past month, we've had mass shootings. The last one in Texas has caused many to ask the same questions that Habakkuk asked.

    "O LORD, how long shall I cry, and THOU wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and THOU wilt not save!"

    We are surrounded by so many things; mass shootings, rising gas and oil prices, food shortages- milk formulas etc. Doesn't look good. Habakkuk was troubled that GOD was using a evil nation like the Babylonians to be HIS agent of judgement. The US could be in the same situation. However we need to be like Habakkuk and trust in the LORD. Remembering what GOD has done for us in the past and trust in HIS timing. Habakkuk waited to hear GOD'S answer in 2:1, because he knew GOD would do the right thing and will correct him in his thinking.

    May we humble ourselves and pray as HE wills us to do and trust in the LORD to have all things in control. 2 Chronicles 7: 14-16

    GOD bless all on this forum.

    May 30, 2022 GOD bless all who served in the armed forces this Memorial Day and their families.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    Sounds like Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, kinda?

    We are being given daily signs. Prophesy unfolding: everything Jesus spoke. The earth itself is writhing in pain, groaning. It encourages me to spend 10 mins daily looking at daily videos of disasters. It is man weakening the land: carving roads beside mountains, destroying vegetation that keeps the mountain stable.

    Folks: it's not global warming. No green deal can fix it. It is 2 PETER 3 prophesy coming alive, in our faces every day. The earth has a prophesy (A BIG ONE) to fulfill. THE EARTH IS BEGINNING TO BURN ITSELF UP. It is a prophesy.

    The Green Deal is a plot to promote John Kerry. It's his dream. Obama and Biden are in on it; China, Russia, UAE, Turkey, the Silk Road.

    We're being warned with Disasters, Fearful sights in the skies, planets, falling space junk. Last week there was a BLOOD RED dust storm that traveled from Southern Africa to Switzerland.

    Be prepared at all times to get to shelter if necessary.

    Purchase a underground tornado shelter


    Natural Disasters

    The Two Preachers **

    The digital Reporter

    Climate change

    This Happened on our earth

    NA weather

    Agony of Mother Earth

    Mind Boggler

    The Rage of the Earth


    Underworld World of Signs

    If you want to view some videos that were made to show what man-made disasters MIGHT

    look like. When the black disclaimer box appears, the next box is another video link to continue watching.


    The loss of life is uncomprehendable.
  • Marke on Habakkuk 1
    Habakkuk 1:3-4

    3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

    4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

    The OT is written for NT believers and has lessons for our modern world. In these verses, we see a similarity in our own world in modern America. Judges are corrupt and their judgments are perverse. Political leaders are corrupt and they promote things that not only oppose God but also do great harm to innocent people under their protection and administration. Take Biden, for example. His insane tax and spending policies are bankrupting poor people and the whole nation, as are his shutdowns of domestic oil production. He supports murder by abortion and depravity by homosexuality. He is blind and wicked and does not know the damage he is doing.

    In America, spoiling and violence are prevalent and judgment is perverted, just as Habakkuk prophesied.
  • Jeanette Hughes on Habakkuk 1
    God is love
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    This prophetical Book is generally placed at around 605-607 BC during the reign of Judah's King Jehoiakim. And this prophecy was just before Nebuchadnezzar took Judah into Babylon captivity. So this prophesy served to warn Judah of the Lord's intention to punish her.
  • John E Workman on Habakkuk 1
    When did Habakkuk prophesy?
  • Radpad - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    Seems like God may be passing judgement on our country and possibly the world.
  • DANDE36 - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    Amen u r not aone in that/this walk
  • Marvella on Habakkuk 1:5
    Yes that is what the Lord is saying turn from sin completely
  • Sheila Hedgepeth - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    thank you.
  • T - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    Genesis 37

    The story of Joseph is a great example.

    Many with hardened hearts(wicked) in my life

    have helped me. However, it was not until later that I could see it.

    God allowed wicked people to be in my life. Relationships, bosses, friends, family. Through their wicked and unrighteous ways I felt used, lied to, hurt and deceived. These things, later, brought me closer to God. These things, later, allowed me to understand just how magnificent and loving God truly is. He is the opposite of those things or people.

    I never want to fall for, be exposed to or be a part of those wicked people again. The wicked people he allowed in my life brought spiritual growth and faith. God used the wicked to bring me closer to him. To trust under His wings. I also must be forgiving of them but thankful for the lessons and strength I received because of them. I pray for each of those people to turn and be saved. Just as I have been able to have the opportunity to turn from my worldy, wicked ways. My heart was hardened but I opened it fully to God.

    We may not understand our trials in fire today but tomorrow, we will praise God for them!

    Sometimes we see evil people seem to win while we think we are losing. Their win is for a season. I want my win to be for eternity!

    I hope this helps.
  • HABAKKUK - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    he major theme of Habakkuk is trying to grow from a faith of perplexity and doubt to the height of absolute trust in God. Habakkuk addresses his concerns over the fact that God will use the Babylonian empire to execute judgment on Judah for their sins. Habakkuk openly questions the wisdom of God.

    This was Habakkuk's first complaint. It seemed to him that God was not answering his prayers to the wickedness and injustice he saw around him. ... Then he decided to make a covenant with the Lord and made sure he and the people would follow the commandments for the rest of his days as king.

    Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow's cause," ( Isaiah 1:17). "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" ( Micah 6:8)

    In the absence of knowing what to do about what is going on around us: we need to go to default settings. The paragraph at the bottom.

    God is not always going to explain things through a prophet or pastor. We have to find a similar situation in scripture.

    If your Bible does not have Center Page Reference columns (for deeper study); get one. Make sure it has the columns with tiny alphabet letters. Those scriptures in them point to other revelation about what you are studying.

    Part of "studying to show yourself approved unto God", means having the right equipment to get the answers you want.

  • Sheila Hedgepeth on Habakkuk 1
    I read Habakkuk 1:1217 often it start out with a title: Why should God use the wicked? I read 12-17 but I'm not understanding or not getting the answer to the ? Why should God use the wicked?
  • Mphatso Chisamba - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    why??, God is such a good father who entertains our questions all the time, though in His sovereignty He is free to answer or not.
  • Kodjovi Messetchan on Habakkuk 1
    HABAKKUK Is prayer warrior . He want to interced and for sins of his country and his people . He is a prophet a seer .Habakkuk is God's friend. God showed him and talked to him about he plans. He loved his town his people. He is suffering for their wrong doing . He has also a way to observe how political leaders or those who detained powers abused the poor people . See chp 1:4 he revealed it
  • BSP on Habakkuk 1
    Verse3: Habakkuk knew that Jehovah God didn’t cause the wrongdoing he saw but he sincerely wanted to know why He allowed it to happen.
  • Tasha on Habakkuk 1
    A very touching book of the Bible! I am reading it in English, Georgian and Azerbaijani (!!!). Habakkuk was a sensitive and passionate man, completely devoted to the Lord. Pouring his heart out, and our Merciful Lord listening intently to the complaints and answering, is what is most striking in this small book of the Bible.
  • A disciple on Habakkuk 1
    To whom much is given, of them will the more be demanded. Sin in Christians is not only worse, but if un-repented of and that one's heart hardened in it; it brings blood guilt of all those whom he was supposed to be a witness of the grace of God; but failed! That was the very reason for the world of the beginning being ultimately destroyed, because of the apostasy and abandoning themselves to sin.
  • Steve on Habakkuk 1
    Betty...sin is sin...believers forgiven...others not.
  • Betty mcintyre on Habakkuk 1
    Are the sins of believers and unbelievers equally offensive to God?
  • A disciple on Habakkuk 1
    "Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous." Everything for which the devil slanders God and accuses His People of, he himself is the one doing those things! The children of the devil can only imagine to satisfy their lust for power and authority by slaughter and oppression; and this is their religion!
  • BSP on Habakkuk 1
    Verse 2: We may feel that God is not listening to our prayers, but we have the assurance that he hears our prayers and he will answer them in due time.
  • A disciple on Habakkuk 1
    "Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds." (1:4) We seek the Lord with all our hearts, and endeavor to let our light shine. We pray for our leaders, and for the good to prevail. We help by our prayers, and by our obedience to walk in truth. But the world around us is set on "another" course!
  • Michael C. on Habakkuk 1
    Israel was told from the beginning, what would happen if they broke covenant with God; but they pushed Him, and pushed Him, with their defiance, and sinning, and whoring after the ways of the heathen, till there was no remedy. Jeremiah wrote, that if God had begun to punish the city which is called by His Name, and His own people; He would certainly also do the same to the nations for their sins.
  • BSP on Habakkuk 1
    This chapter shows that it is not wrong to ask God certain questions.
  • Susie Varela on Habakkuk 1
    Versus 5-11 God replies to Habakkuk. I am going to raise up a people worst then what you see now. God gives to him a description of these people: bitter, hasty,
    thieves, dreadful. They have the ability to move very fast through land
  • Susie Varela on Habakkuk 1
    In versus 1-4 Habakkuk is praying to God about the violence

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