October 11, 2020
When is the last time that you had to deal with a child in a temper tantrum? I remember some years ago standing in the middle of a Target aisle with one of my sons. At the time he was only 2-3 years old. Target seemed like a quick one stop shop to gather multiple of the items our home needed. That was a great idea until he saw the toy aisle. Faced with the reality that toys would not be included in this “quick” trip to the store, he planted himself down on the ground crying to the top of his little lungs. This was very much the attitude of Habakkuk in this passage. Consumed by his own limited perspective, Habakkuk could not conceive of a reality that included the Chaldeans, any more than a child can conceive a trip to the store without toys. Yet we are reminded that God sits in God’s holy temple, meeting us in our needs but sitting above our circumstances.
What was your best technique to deal with temper tantrums as a parent?
How would you describe Habakkuk’s tone on verses 1:12 – 2:1? Do you believe that Habakkuk was disrespectful to God? Why or why not?
What do you think that God meant with the words: “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright—but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness” (2:4)?”
God takes the time to set a boundary on Habakkuk 2:20. Why do you think that this was necessary?
What is one area in your life that you need to be reminded that “The Lord is in his Holy Temple?”