Habakkuk (Full Book)
The book of Habakkuk, attributed to the prophet Habakkuk, addresses the troubling injustice and wickedness in Judah during the late 7th century BC. Through two cycles of complaint and response, Habakkuk questions God's actions and receives divine explanations, including God's plan to use the Babylonians as an instrument of judgment. The book concludes with a powerful statement of faith and a commitment to rejoice in God's sovereignty, despite adversity. Habakkuk's significance lies in its exploration of justification by faith, as quoted by Paul in the New Testament, and its three-part structure of complaints, responses, and a concluding prayer.