In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Habakkuk is the eight of the twelve books of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament. The name of Habakkuk is a Hebrew word meaning, “to embrace”. Habakkuk was a prophet from the southern kingdom of Judah and ministered from c. 609-598 BC. The prophecies of Nahum, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Ezekiel and Daniel overlapped in an era from c. 663-536 BC.

As Habakkuk’s name implies, he embraced God during a time when Judah continued to embrace its sinful ways. Judah had no desire to repent and did not fear judgment from God. Habakkuk could not understand why God had not yet punished Judah for her wickedness. When God revealed to him that He would use the Babylonians to chastise Judah, Habakkuk became even more troubled and questioned God. He could not rationalize how a Holy God could use an unholy, more unjust nation like Babylonia to bring judgment to Judah and reap reward for it. God answered Habakkuk by saying, “the just shall live by faith”. God understood the wickedness of Babylon by listing five indictments against the Gentile nation. He would not let Babylonia go unpunished. God reminded Habakkuk that He is in total control and that He is sovereign. Habakkuk was reassured and he praised God for His acts of salvation.

Our world today is wicked and becoming more unjust as each day passes. No matter what happens we know that God is sovereign and that He is in control just as He was during the time of Habakkuk. We are to live by faith and not by sight. We are living in the end times. Morality is turned upside down; good is considered evil while evil is considered good. Soon, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will return to judge all nations for their wickedness. He will redeem Israel and rule the world in righteousness for 1,000 years.

Habakkuk 1-2: The two prayers of Habakkuk; God’s answer to his prayers

Habakkuk 3: Habakkuk’s third prayer of praise; his confidence in God’s salvation