Habakkuk

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Here’s a little book in the Old Testament – only three short chapters.

What does it say?

There’s something about the rising power of Babylon, which God had planned as a punishment, because his people had worshipped foreign gods. That must have been before the time of Daniel and Ezra, who were in exile in Babylon. How amazing that Habakkuk wrote it all down.

He wrote a wonderful prayer as well. Some words from it are still sung in the hymn, God is working his purpose out.

The things that were going on around Habakkuk caused him dismay in the same way that today’s world events are troubling to many people. He listened to what God had to say and passed the message on. What he said still seems relevant.

This year for the A to Z Challenge I have taken my 2013 Challenge as a starting point for most of the posts. I have written a post based around something or usually someone from the Bible. Sometimes it is a fictional story, for example when I have added some back stories (as a writing exercise). Sometimes it is a summary.

I hope my readers will be challenged to consider the original texts in more depth. (If only to discover what liberties I have taken with them!)

My H post for 2013

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4 thoughts on “Habakkuk

  1. Habakkuk makes an appearance in the Book of Daniel, when Daniel has been thrown to the lions. He’s just making his lunch and minding his own business, when suddenly an angel appears to him and says Daniel needs H’s lunch, picks H up by the hair, and brings him to the lion’s den, where he tosses the food to Daniel and says something like “Here’s your lunch.” I always get a laugh out of that.

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