We continue our series of the book of the prophet Habakkuk. In the previous article we gave an introduction to this great book, so it would be very important that before you continue reading this article, if you have not read the first one, go now: Introduction to the book of Habakkuk.
The first verses of the book of Habakkuk begin with a complaint from the prophet to God, but in reality it was not a very common complaint, since what the prophet is doing here is being distressed by all the evil that his eyes were witnessing in the Judah’s people. In the Bible we will find other men who also complained about the same situation, as is the case of Jeremiah, who spoke the word of God to the people of Israel but did not listen (Jeremiah 12).
It is important that we understand the passion that these men of God felt, the zeal that ran through their veins, the desire that justice, equity, peace and holiness be part of God’s people. Do we feel the same zeal today when we see things in the house of God that are not to your liking?
2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.