From Worry to Worship - The Just Shall Live by Faith
Truths from the Book of Habakkuk
Habakkuk: Meaning “He that embraces; a wrestler” or “the strong embrace of God.” Context: Worshipping the true God in the midst of a disintegrating culture. Main point: From Habakkuk worrying about national circumstances, to Habakkuk worshipping the true God.
1. The Prophet Perplexed (1:1-4) - Habakkuk sees great evil in the land and he is perplexed that God does not punish the iniquity of Judah. 2. The Lord’s Reply (1:5-11) - The Lord replies to Habakkuk that He - God - will use the Babylonians to punish Judah. 3. The Prophet Questions God’s Reply (1:12-17) - Habakkuk questions God’s choice of a more wicked nation to punish Judah. 4. God’s Answer (2:1-2:20) - The just people in Judah will survive, and the unjust Chaldeans will die. 5. From Worry to Worship (3:1-19) - The prophet Habakkuk, in the midst of horrible circumstances and an uncertain future, chooses to pray, trust and rely upon the Lord.
Recorded May 30, 1999, San Luis Obispo, CA. A message given to California Polytechnic State University students.