Episode 13: Habakkuk


Read Habakkuk 1:1-4

  • Why do you think Habakkuk was asking these questions?
  • Should he be asking these questions?
  • How would you sum up Habakkuk’s complaint?

Read Habakkuk 1:5-11

  • What kind of expectations does the Lord’s opening in verse 5 set up?
  • What parts of Habakkuk’s complaint are answered by the Lord’s response?
  • What parts are not answered or possibly even made worse?
  • What questions might you have at this point if you were Habakkuk?

Read Habakkuk 1:12-2:1

  • What is different about Habakkuk’s approach here than in the first complaint?
  • Why do you think it is different?
  • Who do you think the “wicked” and “treacherous” are? 
  • How would you sum up Habakkuk’s complaint?
  • Are there times that you can identify with Habakkuk or any of his complaints?

Key Verse

Read Habakkuk 2:2-4

  • What does the Lord say about the revelation here?
  • How does the fact that it lingers but does not delay make sense?

Read Habakkuk 3:2-15

  • Why would Habakkuk ask God to remember mercy in wrath? (v.2)
  • Why do you think Habakkuk’s prayer is the bulk of the revelation?

Key Truth

Read Habakkuk 3:16-19

  • What is Habakkuk’s condition?
  • What is the condition of things around him?
  • What is his response?
  • Does it require effort to be joyful?
  • How can we pray for you?

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