This is the last week of This Is the Old Testament! Next week, we’ll continue our thematic overview of the entire Bible with This Is The New Testament. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book or two of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture.
What Is Habakkuk? The book of Habakkuk is a small collection of conversations between the prophet Habakkuk and the Lord. Habakkuk addressed God on behalf of the people of Judah concerning both the Babylonian devastation of Judah and Babylon’s coming day of judgment.
How Habakkuk Fits Into the Story: The book of Habakkuk addresses the common struggle to understand God’s actions in the world, while calling us to faith in God’s good purposes. Habakkuk’s message that the righteous will live by faith prepared the way for the greater understanding of this truth in the New Testament’s emphasis on salvation through faith in Christ.
1. Describe a time when you personally walked in the tension of seeking clarity from God, while trusting Him in faith.
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?
Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.