What you get:
- Atlas of 6 high resolution maps about Joshua
- 14 PDF pages of resources
Sample map in the Habakkuk Bible Atlas
Habakkuk, reads like a play in five acts
The prophet complains that the southern Jewish nation of Judah has gone bad.
It’s overrun with so much violence, destruction, arguing, fighting, and injustice that “There’s too much of it for the law to handle” (1:4).
God’s shocking answer
God says he’s bringing in Babylonian invaders to punish the Israelite nation.
“The army comes to hurt and to kill.
They blow in like a desert storm” (1:9).
Habakkuk’s blunt question to God
“Why on earth would you tolerate these intolerable people?
How can you side with the bad guys,
Letting them kill people better than they are?” (1:13).
God’s reassuring answer
God says the Babylonians will one day answer for their cruelty: “In the end, you’ll die for what you did” (2:10). But not yet.
Habakkuk’s stunning prayer of faith
God had told the prophet that good people will live “because of their devotion” (2:4). Some Bibles say it’s because of their faith or faithfulness. That single verse, quoted by Paul (Romans 1:17) helped launch the Protestant Movement—in a breakaway from the Roman Catholic Church, led by German priest Martin Luther (1483-1546).
“Devotion,” “faith,” “faithfulness.” Whatever word we pick, Habakkuk showed his trust in God. We see it in a prayer that describes what Babylonian invaders would do to decimate the Promised Land of the Jews:
“When fig trees don’t blossom,
Grapes don’t grow,
When olive crops disappear,
Fields produce dirt,
When sheep are taken,
Cattle gone from their stalls,
What will I do?
I will thank God that he is my Savior.
He gives me the strength to go on.
He gives me the sure-footed speed of a deer,
And to higher ground he leads on (3:17-18).
“This is a message the prophet Habakkuk was told to deliver” (1:1).
In one way, Habakkuk is like most Bible prophets: We know almost nothing about him. He may have lived when Jeremiah did. And, like Jeremiah, he may have suffered through Babylon’s siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC.
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