Habakkuk 3: 1-15

Habakkuk transitions from a man who demands God acts in ways that he dictates.  Now Habakkuk is bowed in awe before a God who acts as He wills.  God can do whatever He wishes.  From being the God of Israel God becomes the Lord of all Creation in the mind of Habakkuk.  Do you need to move from a local God to a God of the universe?

  1. What kind of writing are we reading now?
  2. What has Habakkuk heard of?
  3. What does Habbakuk ask God to remember in his wrath?
  4. How does the passage move away from what Habbakuk initially asked for in chapter one?
  5. How would being honest with God move you away from your demands?

Going Deeper

Observation

  • What does God’s glory fill?
  • What does God’s praise fill?
  • What goes before God?
  • What did God do to the nations?
  • What tense is the passage written in?

Interpretation

  • Does Habakkuk expect deliverence?
  • How is God beautiful and terrible?
  • What does this passage teach about the immensity of God?
  • Why would Habbakuk recall the past acts of God?
  • Who is the enemy here?

Application

  • How can you accept your own fate and praise God?
  • Do you perceive God as both beautiful and terrible?  Where?  When?
  • Is there a secular domain if God fills everything?  How would this affect popular Christians’ views?
  • What areas of your life do you behave as if God was absent?
  • In the end what will happen to those who pursue sin?

 

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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