The Prophet Habakkuk was troubled, for everywhere was evil, injustice, and violence. He cried, “Do something about this! God, why will you not hear?!
God responded, “Don’t worry, Habakkuk, I got this. I am sending the Chaldeans (Babylonians).”
Habakkuk responds, “What?! How can this be? Are they not worse than we are? Are you not God. Have you also marked them for correction? You cannot behold evil and wickedness. Why then are you sending the Chaldeans? Nevertheless, I will see what you do.”
The key is Habakkuk 2:4. “But the just shall live by his faith.”
Throughout human history, humanity’s faith constantly fails. What is Habakkuk saying?
Paul in Romans 1:16, 17 gives us the answer. Paul and Habakkuk are talking about God’s faithfulness. “The Just live by God’s faithfulness to do as promised.” Habakkuk correctly states, “humanity’s faith constantly fails, but God’s faithfulness toward us lasts forever.” Therefore, let us watch and see how God will work.