The Wicked Will Perish in their Unbelief

Text: Habakkuk 2:6-20
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: November 1, 2015

Last Sunday we explored Habakkuk’s famous and important statement in 2:4 that “the just shall live by faith.”  This week we will learn about the judgment God brings upon those who are unjust and arrogant.

In 2:4, the Lord, through Habakkuk contrasts the just humble man with the proud greedy man.  The Lord continues in 2:6-20 with a description of five woes which will come upon those who wickedly do evil and oppose God.  This answers Habakkuk’s question of how the wicked Babylonians could be allowed to defeat the Israelites (who aren’t as bad).

God’s most popular attributes include His love, His holiness and His grace.  When we see the evil in the world (violent crimes, terrorism, etc.), we find comfort (as Habakkuk would have) in His justice.

Before listening to this sermon please read Habakkuk 2.

Posted on November 1st, 2015 | Permalink