Study 4 From the Book of Habakkuk is: Habakkuk 3:16-19
With this lesson, we end the book of Habakkuk. Tomorrow we will start with the book of Obadiah.
- What two effects did the vision have upon Habakkuk? With verse 16, cf. Dn. 10:8; rev 1:17. With verses 17, 18, cf. Ps. 73:25, 26; Phil. 4:11-13. Are we as sensitive as Habakkuk was to the glory and the faithfulness of the God with whom, by grace, we have to do?
- What three things did God-trusted and rejoiced in—do for the prophet? Cf. Ps. 18:32, 39; Zc. 4:6; Is. 40:31. Which of these do you particularly need God to do for you?
- Verse 16 ‘Rottenness enters’: a Hebrew idiom expressing complete loss of strength. Cf. Pr. 12:4; 14:30. With the last part of this verse, cf. 2 Thes. 1:6-8.
- Verse 19. To ‘tread upon my high places’: a picture of triumph and security. Cf. Dt. 33:29c.