Have you ever asked God why there is suffering and injustice in the world? The Old Testament prophet, Habakkuk, did just that. Living some 600 years before the birth of Christ, Habakkuk looked on the evil and disobedience of Israel and asked God two questions: why did God tolerate evil and how long would it continue unpunished?
God’s answer to Habakkuk shocked the prophet: God would punish His people’s sin by using pagan Babylon—a nation more evil than the Israelites—to destroy and take Israel captive. God’s unexpected and mighty response moved the prophet to awe.
As we face ...