Read Habakkuk 2:2-20 with Psalm 2
Living by faith in evil times is challenging enough; living by faith when God brings a hard discipline upon the church for her compromise and devolving into worldly conduct and ways, is even harder. Habakkuk, struggling to understand the mysterious ways of God's disciplines and judgment is being comforted by the wisdom of God, which wisdom will vindicate the just who live by faith in such times. God does not intend the end of the Church, but rather to prevail, bring justice and rule sovereingly over evil. As Psalm 2 declares, "Blessed are all those who put their trust in the Lord."