“How can God idly look on and remain silent while traitors to the glory of God swallow up nations that while they are wicked, are more righteous than the Babylonians” Pull your chair up and listen to the answer to Habakkuk’s questions.
Every one of us will face evil, and every one of us will suffer. One of the great tragedies is that there are so many believers who have not connected and integrated their experience of suffering with their faith in a sovereign God. A God who loves them and yet can snap His fingers at any moment and end all evil and suffering. As a Bible teacher I have an obligation to deal with this.
So the next time we ask God, why do you allow Hitler or Stalin, or cancer, or earthquakes, or war, or simply rebellion against you, remember that He has told you. Evil will exist for a day but the purposes of God and His righteousness, will never falter.
God had made Habakkuk look at iniquity. OR it was God’s will that this man would do something that so many of us simply do not do, to pay attention to wickedness that the rest of us simply ignore. What Habakkuk saw and what he learned can help all of us understand the ways of God
I have said that this book is an invitation to ask the big questions about life, about God and about the experiences of suffering. But we need to step back and answer the question: Just who was this man Habakkuk who invites us into these deep and complex questions?