In the previous article of this series we talked about the first protest of the prophet Habakkuk before God for the fact of all the evil that his eyes were seeing, the oppression of the righteous, the sin of Judah, etc. Now in these continuing verses (5-11) of chapter one, God answers the prophet’s protest, revealing to him the way He would judge sinful Judah.
Earlier we also saw how a true man of God has an impact on his heart when things are not going well in God’s people. And we must also share that quality, not show ourselves cold in the face of sin, but feel anguish for it and that desire for things to be done well and thus please God.
5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their’s.