Habakkuk Chapter 1 Discussion

  • John E Workman on Habakkuk 1
    When did Habakkuk prophesy?
  • 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.
  • Marvella on Habakkuk 1:5
    Yes that is what the Lord is saying turn from sin completely
  • Radpad - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    Seems like God may be passing judgement on our country and possibly the world.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • DANDE36 - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    Amen u r not aone in that/this walk
  • 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 - in Reply on Habakkuk 1
    thank you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Adele Dodd on Habakkuk 1
    Could this be talking about Is is and Isil. Are Syrians part of Isis' work.
  • Bruce on Habakkuk 1
    The Chaldeans are the Germans they started WW1 and WW2 and will start WW3. They slay nations, God uses them to correct nations Israel, US and Britain. They have forsaken his Law.
  • Carolyn Lavern Alls on Habakkuk 1
    Habakkuk were a great writter. When he wrote this scriptures. He were talking about me i live that life everyday. But one day iwrote a vision. Now the change that has came over me. Thank u lord. I will tell everyboyd sit down an write the lord a letter tell him how much u love him an see how he responds..... carolyn Alls
  • Barbara Baute on Habakkuk 1
    I have see in this Chapter that God want us to be ready to come into the wisdom and to know their are so many people today need to get to know him and call upon the Lord and be save he love us.
  • Steven Stueber on Habakkuk 1:5
    What Time Is it GOD S TIME CLOCK says It s Time to Repent
  • HYACINTH KEANE on Habakkuk 1
    Gods way is how he does things He is not blind to what happen around him, just wait and see God is reading each of us thought's as we read these chapter and what we think God dont need us to think for him and what he should or not do.
  • Maureen on Habakkuk 1
    every wicked soul shall be destructed as the lorddislikes oppression and likes justice this words really touch my soul praise I GIVE PRAISE TO THE LORD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER

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