There’s no free pass from suffering for Christians. I wish there were. I have dear friends who are wrestling with God during sickness, conflict, strife, and injustice. Habakkuk wrestled, too. In fact, his name means embrace like a wrestler. May we embrace God’s character through faith while wrestling through our circumstances. Perhaps Micah Tyler’s song “Even Then” can be a part of the soundtrack.
You will be refreshed at Habakkuk’s honesty as we study the entire three chapters of this prophet’s contribution to God’s Word.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in a variety of translations
- Listen to an epic soundtrack while reading
- Get your bearings through an introduction and overview – Great resource for this…“How to Read the Bible Book by Book” by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
- Make a list
- Utilize an outside resource – this week I read “Hope in the Dark” by Craig Groeschel
- An introduction to Habakkuk – I used “How to Read the Bible Book by Book” by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart , but found a great resource from Insight.org here
- Habakkuk’s name means “embrace like a wrestler”
- Habakkuk’s complaints and how similar they may be to our own complaints against God – Habakkuk 1:1-4
- God’s seemingly unsatisfactory answer/solution – Habakkuk 1:5-12
- How to wait like Habakkuk – Habakkuk 2:1-3
- Living by faith – Habakkuk 2:4
- Romans 1:17
- Galatians 3:11
- Hebrews 10:36-38
- Our limitations when we are asking God to answer the question, “Why aren’t you doing something?”
- Habakkuk’s rehearsal of God’s goodness after his complaint – Habakkuk 3
- Habakkuk’s choice to walk in faith EVEN THEN – Habakkuk 3:16-19
- Not necessarily rejoicing in our circumstances, but rejoicing in God our Savior – Habakkuk 3:18
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