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Faith in the Face of God's Sovereignty, Pt. 2

April 28, 2013 Speaker: Brent Small Series: Habakkuk

Passage: Habakkuk 1:5–1:12

In this sermon podcast on Habakkuk 1:5-12, Pastor Brent reveals two of four opportunities for God’s people to exercise faith in the midst of God’s perplexing yet sovereign ways.

Habakkuk was a prophet of God ministering in the land of Judah. He ministered with his contemporaries Jeremiah, Nahum and Zephaniah. The moral depravity of Judah was spirally downward and out of control. Habakkuk describes the situation in the land as one of violence, destruction, strife, contention and injustice.

Habakkuk was a faithful prophet who had beseeched the Lord on behalf of his nation. He prayed that the Lord would save His people, bringing spiritual cleansing to the nation. However, God was silent. Or was He? In this section of Habakkuk God answers Habakkuk announcing His plans to bring judgment on the Judeans for their sin. But, God’s answer provides Habakkuk with another opportunity to exercise faith in Him. God tells Habakkuk that He will use an evil and wicked people to bring that justice. How could a holy and just God use an evil people to bring about His purposes and His sovereign will?

God’s people often become perplexed and even doubt why God works in the way that He does. His sovereign ways often times seem perplexing and out of line with His character. How are we, as God’s people, to respond when we cannot see, perceive or understand God’s sovereign ways? We must respond in faith when faced with the sovereignty of God.

In this sermon podcast on Habakkuk 1:5-12, Pastor Brent reveals two of four opportunities for God’s people to exercise faith in the midst of God’s perplexing yet sovereign ways.