Time 620 to 605 B.C.
The book begins with Habakkuk complaining of injustice
in Judah and with his inability to understand Godís failure
to judge the wicked and morally deprived nation of Babylon.
Habakkuk is shown that Godís people must continue to trust
in His mercy regardless of the circumstances about them. The
wicked appear to prosper while the righteous are chastened.
However, this prosperity of the wicked is only temporary.
God will not abandon those who obey and follow His commandments
"the just shall live by faith" (Cp. Psalm 73).
Introduction Chapter 1 v 1
prophetís complaint of unchecked violence in Judah
Chapter 1 v 2 to 4
Lordís answer The Chaldean is His Instrument of punishment
Chapter 1 v 5 to 11
second problem The Chaldeans are more wicked than the
Judeans Chapter 1 v 12 to 2 v 1
Lordís second answer The promise is certain, and faith
will be rewarded Chapter 2 v 2 to 4
curses for disobedience Chapter 2 v 5 to 20
vision of divine judgement Chapter 3 v 1 to 16
triumph of faith Chapter 3 v 17 to 19