Habakkuk’s final resolve: to rejoice amid tribulation.

Habakkuk 3:1-19

Habakkuk’s final resolve: to rejoice amid tribulation (3 v 17-18),
is rooted in faith in God and his grace (3 v 19),
which the Holy Spirit works in him by the ordinary means of grace: Revelation (3 v 3-16) and prayer (3 v 2)

In other words, if we make use of the ordinary means of grace and we prayerfully wrestle with God’s revelation, get to know the God of true justice and mercy personally, be confronted with his glory in JESUS, faith will grow inside of us and we will come to trust this God in such a way that these words of Habakkuk in v 17-18, becomes our own words!

In confusing times the righteous will stand firm by faith, and wait for God’s faithful promises, for God’s certain justice, and for God’s unending rule.   Habakkuk 2:6-20

There’s two basic ways to live in this wonderful, beautiful, yet very broken and evil world: 
You can live, driven by empty pride (Habakkuk 2:4a, 5), or by faith ( Habakkuk 2:3,4b).  Wat we have in this text is on the on hand God’s revelation of how he wants the righteous to live.  On the other hand we have two examples:  Habakkuk living by faith, waiting on God patiently, perspectively, obediently and God-centrically and the example of the Chaldeans, living by empty pride.  The question is:  What are you living by?  

The righteous will live, not driven by empty pride, but by faith.        Habakkuk 2:1-5

There’s two basic ways to live in this wonderful, beautiful, yet very broken and evil world: 
You can live, driven by empty pride (Habakkuk 2:4a, 5), or by faith ( Habakkuk 2:3,4b).  Wat we have in this text is on the on hand God’s revelation of how he wants the righteous to live.  On the other hand we have two examples:  Habakkuk living by faith, waiting on God patiently, perspectively, obediently and God-centrically and the example of the Chaldeans, living by empty pride.  The question is:  What are you living by?  

The Covenant God who makes faith possible –

Habakkuk 1:1-2

We’re excited to delve into the incredible personal testimony of Habakkuk with you and discover what it means to life by faith in confusing times! We’re into Chapter 1 today and we’re going to see: 
Faith that prays expectantly (1:1-4) 
Faith that wrestles (1:12-2:1) 
Faith that listens (1:5-11) 
The relational, covenant God who makes this kind of faith possible (1:2, 1:12, 1:5-11)

Habakkuk Introduction

Habakkuk Introduction. Your Covenant-God speaks powerfully, listens patiently, and acts decisively so that His people can have confidence to live by faith in confusing times.