Sermon Bible Study Guides

Habakkuk 1:12-2:20 - September 1st 2017

Does God Care About Injustice? (Part 2)

Read Habakkuk 1:12-2:1

  1. How does Habakkuk describe God and what he said he would do?
  2. What is Habakkuk’s second complaint, and how does it relate to his first? (last week)
  3. What tension is Habakkuk wrestling with? What evil are the Chaldeans guilty of?
  4. What does Habakkuk decide to do? (2:1)

Application:

  1. Can you relate to the tension Habakkuk feels about God’s working in the world?

 

Read Habakkuk 2:2-20

  1. Summarize God’s whole answer.
  2. What does God tell Habakkuk to wait for? Why might it seem slow?
  3. What will become of the Chaldeans and why?
  4. What phrase is repeated throughout v. 6-20 and what does it mean?
  5. What different kinds of injustice are they guilty of?
  6. How does God contrast the wicked/righteous, and God/idols? (consider carefully v. 4)

Application:

  1. What does this passage show us about God’s character and work in the world?
  2. How does God’s judgment on evil affect you? (how does it make you feel/live?)
  3. What injustices are you tempted by or guilty of?
  4. How does this passage fit into God’s ultimate plan of redemption in Jesus Christ crucified?

Habakkuk 1:1-11 - August 25th 2017

Does God Care about injustice? (part 1)

Read Habakkuk 1:1-11

  1. What is Habakkuk’s complaint?
  2. Is this a fair complaint? Why is the situation this way? Why is God’s law paralyzed?
  3. How does the Lord answer? How will he deal with the evil Habakkuk sees in Judah?
  4. Was this to be expected or was it surprising? Why/why not?
  5. Who are the Chaldeans and what are they like?
  6. How does God use them? (answer using v. 1-11, then look ahead to v. 12)

 

Application:

  1. Can you relate to Habakkuk’s concern?
  2. Does evil in the world make you doubt God’s presence, goodness, justice, love?
  3. What does this example teach us about 1) prayer and 2) God’s responses to prayer?
  4. Can God use evil people? How? (Answer: Yes, of course, otherwise he couldn’t use anyone!)
  5. What does this passage tell us about God’s love, patience, justice, judgment?
  6. In what ways does this passage foreshadow or point to Jesus?

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