Monday, 22 July 2013


Questions and Answers - Habakkuk 1 - 3
Q. When was the Book of Habakkuk written? A. 607 B.C.
Q. Who were Habakkuk's contemporaries? A. Zephaniah, Nahum, Daniel, Ezekiel and Jeremiah.
Q. How did Habakkuk receive his prophecies from God? A. Habakkuk 1:1 = In a vision.
Q. How did the Babylonians come to power? A. Habakkuk 1:6 = God raised them up.
Q. What was Babylonia's sin? A. Habakkuk 1:11 = Their own strength was their god.
Q. Did God find that offensive? A. Habakkuk 1:11 = Yes. He pronounced them "deeply guilty."
Note: When we don't trust God openly, whatever we do trust (everybody trusts something or someone) is our false god. Be it money, employer, our life savings, our friends, God knows where our loyalty lies. Yield to God every aspect of your life and you will prove your loyalty to Him, the one true God.
Q. What was Habakkuk's complaint? A. Habakkuk 1:13 = How could God punish His people using such vile tyrants?
Q. Who was this message of Habakkuk for? A. Babylonia (Iraq).
Q. Will all the world ever become aware of God? A. Habakkuk 2:14 = Yes. "The time will come when all the earth will be filled, as the waters fill the sea, with an awareness of the glory of the Lord."
Q. What other evil acts did the Babylonians commit? A. Habakkuk 2:17 = They terrified wild animals caught in their traps.
Q. What kind of attitude will the world have toward God one day? A. Habakkuk 2:20 = The earth will be silent before God, who dwells in His holy Temple.
Q. Did Habakkuk see the far future? A. Habakkuk 3:3-7 = Yes. Millennial stuff. Read it!
Q. What sets Habakkuk apart from the other books of the bible? A. Habakkuk complained to God on two occasions and each time God replied.
Note: God not only assures Habakkuk of His deliverance, but tells him of future awesome times as well.
Q. What did Habakkuk do with such overwhelming punishment, deliverance and future prophecy? A. Habakkuk 3:16 = He trembled inside and was just terrified at first.
Q. What calmed him down? A. Habakkuk 3:17-19 = Believing God's promises for protection and salvation, as told in the Scriptures.
Note: God will always watch over His people. Don't worry how terrible it might get; you are already under His wings if you know Him right now!

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