Habakkuk is helpless and humble before a holy God, and at the same time, hopeful that the Lord will be merciful even in the midst of the horrible times coming.
Habakkuk asks: isn’t the cure worse than the disease? We learn from God’s answer: 1) God is at liberty to do what He wants to do in the way He wants to do in the time He wants to do it; 2) God will bring justice.
Habakkuk speaks to one of the most fundamental questions of faith: How can God let suffering and evil continue so long?
This introduction reviews the historical setting for the book, what we know about the author and his purpose for writing. We’ll also introduce the main theme of the book.