Faith in the Face of God's Sovereignty, Pt. 3
Passage: Habakkuk 1:13–2:4
In this sermon podcast on Habakkuk 1:113-2:4, Pastor Brent reveals the third 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? God was planning to bring judgment on His people in the land of Judah for her sins through the hands of the wicked and evil Babylonians. Habakkuk’s initial response to God’s answer is one of faith; but, God’s answer brings another perplexing question to Habakkuk’s mind.
In this section of the letter, Habakkuk now brings a second complaint before God, “How could a holy and just God allow the wicked to overtake the righteous? God is holy and just, how does His character allow for this?
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 1:13-2:4, Pastor Brent reveals the third of four opportunities for God’s people to exercise faith in the midst of God’s perplexing yet sovereign ways.