Habakkuk

E. L. Lovering, Ilfracombe

Name means: “Embracing.”

Habakkuk contemporary with Jeremiah and Daniel. Note that
the conditions of 2 Kings, 24 and 25, are reflected in ch. 1. 2-4 - violence, iniquity, spoiling, strife and contention.

Theme: Faith — its Trial and Triumph.

Outline:

The Problems of Faith, ch.1.

(a) Problem created by Jehovah’s silence, ch. 1. 2

“O Lord, how long shall I cry and Thou wilt not hear?” Was God inactive despite the perversion of justice on every hand? Why did He remain silent? There was an apparent contradiction in the righteous government of God.

(b)   Problem created by Jehovah’s activity, ch. 1. 5-11.
But God was active:—

v. 5. I will work a work in your days …

v. 6. Lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation …

He was using the avowed enemies of His people to carry out His purposes. Even the wrath of man shall praise Him.

The Patience of Faith, ch. 2. 1-4.

v. l. “I will  stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say to me.”

Habakkuk look his problems to God—watch and wait lot God’s answer
v. 2. "And the Lord answered me" —

Permanently – (write the vision … upon tables)

Plainly – (make it plain)

Practically – (that he may run that readeth)

Powerfully – (it will juirely niiflf, il will i»)t tarry).

The Principle of Faith, ch. 2. 4.

v. 4. The principle of faith — The just shall live by his faith.

Note: There quotations in N.T., each with a different emphasis –

Rom. 1. 17 – emphasis on Just

Gal. 3. 11 – emphasis on Faith

Heb. 10. 38 — emphasis on Live

vv. 5-20. The passion of pride — A fivefold woe, vv. 6, 9, 12, 15, 19.

- The portion of the unjust.

The Prayer of Faith, ch. 3. 1.

v. 2. “O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years.”

This was not a cry to begin something new, but to maintain that which already existed – that God might “keep alive” His work.

Note the change of attitude on the part of Habakkuk – “In wrath remember mercy.” – This the result of his communion with God.

The Provision of Faith, ch, 3. 17-19.

v. 17. A Desert Scene. “Although the fig tree shall not blossom … the labour of the olive shall fail … the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; - Yet …”

vv. 18, 19. A Desert Song – “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation … The Lord is my strength.”
Faith Triumphant.

There are 10 articles in
ISSUE (1951, Volume 4 Issue 5)

Christmas Greeting

The Door

‘For Me to Live is Christ’

Habakkuk

The Incarnation - Death-blow to Paganism, Life-blood of Christianity

Reports of Gospel Work and Other Assembly Activities

Short Papers on Some Fundamental Truths

1 Timothy 6. 11 to 16

Triumphs of Faith in France

The True Nazarite

This article is not part of a series

There are 84 articles by this author

The Trials of Persecution and the Wisdom of God

The First Main Division

The Triumph of Redemption and The Work of God

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 1

Revelation of Divine Purpose in Exodus

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 2

Lessons from Leviticus - Introduction and Chapter 1

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 6-10

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 11-17

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapter 23

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 24-25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 22 - 25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 26-30

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 31-35

In the Beginning

Trivials or Spirituals?

Patient Perseverance

Restful Resignation

The Flood - Fact or Fiction?

Gifts to the Church - 1 Cor. 12.

Christ and the Bible

Go to Jericho!

Worship: The House Filled (Part 4)

Matter in Miniature

My Beloved

My Beloved ”My Beloved ”

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 1)

My Beloved

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

Joel

Amos

Second Epistle of Peter

Obadiah

Habakkuk

The Inspiration of Scripture

Perfect Humanity

Absolute Deity

The Death of Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Christ

The Holy Spirit - His Person

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

Spiritual Blessings - Remission

Spiritual Blessings - Redemption

Spiritual Blessing - Atonement

Spiritual Blessings - Justification

Spiritual Blessings - Sanctification

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 2

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John’s Gospel Chapter 5

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 9

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 8

John’s Gospel Chapter 10

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 13

John’s Gospel Chapter 15

John’s Gospel Chapter 3

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John Chapter 8

John Chapter 12

John Chapters 13-16

John Chapters 17-19

John Chapters 20 & 21

The Preparation for a Gospel Message

By Galilee

Walking on the Waves, Mark 6. 45-52

Ritual and Reality

Highlights of the Gighway (1)

Highlights of the Highway (2)

The Unclean Spirit, Mark 1. 21-28

The Man with the withered hand, Mark 3. 1-6

Scenes in the Synagogue (3)

Gathering To His Name - Matt. 18. 20

The Lord’s Table And The Lord’s Supper 1 Cor. 10, 15, 23. 11. 20—34

Himself