A Prayer for Justice

(Hab. 1:1-4, 12-14; 3/8/20; Dr. Baines, Jr.)

Introduction: A key idea in today’s material is that the prophet questions God’s timing and methods. Prayerfully, we will be challenged to trust and obey God, even when things look very strange to us.

Read Habakkuk 1:1-4
I. Dilemma.

- Sharing what God has shared with us. Notice in vs. 1 that Habakkuk is noted to be a prophet. ... Let’s work on sharing what God has given us to share.

- God’s timing. Notice in vs. 2 that God appeared to be non-responsive. ... Let’s work on reminding one another to trust God’s timing.

- Wicked and violent people. Notice in vss. 2-4 the mention of people being wicked and violent. ... Let’s be mindful of wicked and violent people.

Read Habakkuk 1:12-14
II. Deliberations.

- Our everlasting and pure God. Notice in vss. 12-13 the mention of God being from everlasting and never dying. ... Let’s live like we believe that God is from everlasting to everlasting and pure.

- God’s methods. Notice in vss. 13-14 that God works in mysterious ways. .... Let’s live like we trust God’s judgment. This means that we keep obeying, trusting, and praising God, even when we don’t understand what God is doing.

Conclusion: Let’s work on trusting and obeying God, even when things look very strange to us. God has much for those who obey His will.

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