Sunday School, October 9, 2016
Habakkuk was a prophet who ministered toward the end of the seventh century BC, about the same time that Babylon was gearing up to be the dominant power in the Near East. The key text is quoted three times in the New Testament - "The just shall live by faith" (2:4). Habakkuk complained to God about the lurking danger of the Babylonians only to recognize that God was fully in control and that he needed to trust Him. It is God's will that the believer live by faith recognizing that God's way is perfect regardless of how terrible things seem to be. What seemed apparent to Habakkuk was based on the "now" instead of the eternal. A life of faith always keeps eternity in view.