Habakkuk 2: Waiting for Justice

We often times wonder how much trouble people have to go through. We wonder why there are so many hard times on earth that push people to the limit. We see people who are oppressed, and we wonder if God even notices this entirely unjust situation.

The people of Babylon are going to be judged in Habakkuk 2, and even though they had done a lot of terrible things without being slowed down, they were not going to get away with it.

Hab 2:10  Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

Hab 2:11  For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

Hab 2:12  Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!

I think about this, and it makes me think about how we can certainly do things the wrong way. We can build the town with blood. We can trample people on our way to the top, and we can pretty much do exactly what Babylon did on a much smaller scale.

God notices that. Even though we might wonder where God is at the time, it is not like He has gone anywhere. We might not understand why the judgment is not coming immediately, but it is not like there is some kind of special pass that these oppressors are receiving. God is just, and He will set it right even if we do not understand the timing. We are never promised a time, but we are promised justice.

Their deeds will testify to what they have done.

About Zak Schmoll

Zak Schmoll is the founder of Entering the Public Square, and Managing Editor of An Unexpected Journal. He earned his MA in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and is currently a PhD student in Humanities at Faulkner University. His work has been featured on several websites including The Federalist, Public Discourse and the Fourth World Journal.

Posted on January 13, 2015, in Habakkuk and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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