Does God Care About Injustice? (Part 2)
Read Habakkuk 1:12-2:1
- How does Habakkuk describe God and what he said he would do?
- What is Habakkuk’s second complaint, and how does it relate to his first? (last week)
- What tension is Habakkuk wrestling with? What evil are the Chaldeans guilty of?
- What does Habakkuk decide to do? (2:1)
- Can you relate to the tension Habakkuk feels about God’s working in the world?
Read Habakkuk 2:2-20
- Summarize God’s whole answer.
- What does God tell Habakkuk to wait for? Why might it seem slow?
- What will become of the Chaldeans and why?
- What phrase is repeated throughout v. 6-20 and what does it mean?
- What different kinds of injustice are they guilty of?
- How does God contrast the wicked/righteous, and God/idols? (consider carefully v. 4)
- What does this passage show us about God’s character and work in the world?
- How does God’s judgment on evil affect you? (how does it make you feel/live?)
- What injustices are you tempted by or guilty of?
- How does this passage fit into God’s ultimate plan of redemption in Jesus Christ crucified?