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?