O Lord Revive Your Work

Read Habakkuk 3:1-15

Habakkuk is moved to a place where he is able to offer praise and worship to God, even over the wonders of his justice exercised against disobedient Judah, and wicked and ruthless Babylon. That is because a genuine humility has filled his soul before God Almighty. This sermon explores the marks of genuine humility and how it brings forth praise, joy and peace even in troubled times.

The Vindication of Faith

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."

Marked for Correction

Read Habakkuk 1:12 - 2:1

Trusting in the Sovereignty of God and finding this truth of God a confident refuge and resting place of faith, can be hard when God exercises a dark and seemingly harsh discipline against his people and Church. Habakkuk needed humility, reverence, and trust in God his Saviour, as we do when it seems God's mercy is far away.