"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my saviour" 3:18
CENTURY WRITTEN: 7TH CENTURY B.C
KEY BIBLE VERSE: HABAKKUK 3:18
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CHAPTERS 1-2:5: HABAKKUK'S LAMENT OVER ISRAEL'S INJUSTICE
CHAPTERS 2:6-20: WOES GOD PRONOUNCES AGAINST BABYLON
CHAPTER 3: CALL TO TRUST GOD AND HIS ULTIMATE JUSTICE
POERTY WITH SOME PROSE-DISCOURSE
The book of Habakkuk is written almost as a conversation between the Prophet and God. Essentially Habakkuk can’t understand why God would use the Babylonians to punish the people of Israel, he even points out how evil they are so how could they be God’s instrument for bringing justice on Israel. It echoes the exodus from the Egyptians, that God promises that no matter what transpires there is always hope that He will one day deal with the wrongs in this world and save, heal and restore His faithful followers.
1. Hope is being confident of the ending.
2. We can be confident God is in charge of the ending.
KEY TEACHING POINTS
1. Hope is being confident in the future outcome.
2. There is alwyas hope in God no matter what circumstance we are in.
1. Hope in God is being confident that He will fulfil His promises.
2. Hope in God is supreme as He never has failed and never will fail.
AGE APPROPRIATE ADAPTATIONS
For the age of the children in Mini's you will need to tell the story about how Habakkuk sees so much sadness in the world. That even when there bad things happen we can trust God.
For the age of the children in Kids Church you will need to explain that Habakkuk is trying to understand why a Holy, good God can stand by and not stop bad people doing bad things to others. But he comes to see you can trust God, He will be fair and for us his followers it's a good judgement!