Friday, May 30, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 68 Thursday

Habakkuk chapter 2

Habakkuk receives the answer to his second question while standing in the watchtower.

God sends the answer to the second question while sitting in His holy temple.

Does God issue any commands?
  • In reply to Habakkuk's second question concerning the God's use of a nation more wicked than Judah to punish it, God told Habakkuk to write the vision plainly upon tables so that all who read it can be warned to flee from the wrath to come.
  • God told all the earth to keep silence before Him.

Does God make any promises?
  • Judgment was coming.
  • The just shall live by faith.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • In God's answer to Habakkuk He makes it clear that the sins of Judah were just as grievous as the sins of the Babylonians in the sight of God. He is no respecter of persons. All have sinned. All have their own idols. All need a savior. That would be Jesus. 

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?
  • We are currently warning people to flee from the wrath to come. We are to make it as plain as we can so that others will read it and heed the warning. But there is wrath to come! Just as God told Habakkuk that the time was appointed, the future time of judgment is also appointed. 
  • The earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD.
  • The just shall live by faith until their faith is made sight.

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