Habakkuk’s Complaint (Day 1)

Read Habakkuk 1:1-4
   Habakkuk lived in Judah during the reign of Jehoiakim (2 Kings 23-24). He prophesied between the fall of Nineveh in 612 B.C. and the Babylonian invasion of Judah in 588 B.C. With Assyria in disarray, Babylon was becoming the dominant world power. This book records the prophet’s dialogue with God concerning the questions Why does God often seem indifferent in the face of evil? And Why do evil people seem to go unpunished? While other prophetic books brought God’s word to people, this brought people’s questions to God. 
   Saddened by the violence and corruption he saw around him, Habakkuk poured out his heart to God. Today injustice is still rampant, but don’t let your concern cause you to doubt God or rebel against Him. Instead, consider the message that God gave Habakkuk and recognize God’s long range plans and purposes. Realize that God is doing right, even when you do not understand why He works as He does.