Beyond Belief

Jun 20, 2021    Andy Matzke    Habbakuk 1:12-2:1
The Holiness of God:

The holiness of God refers to the absolute moral purity of God which reveals the absolute moral distance between God and humanity.

God is Holy (vv. 12–13)

12 Are you not from everlasting,
O Lord my God, my Holy One?
We shall not die.
O Lord, you have ordained them as a judgment,
and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.
13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil
and cannot look at wrong,
why do you idly look at traitors
and remain silent when the wicked swallows up
the man more righteous than he?
The People are helpless (vv. 14–15)
14 You make mankind like the fish of the sea,
like crawling things that have no ruler.
15 He brings all of them up with a hook;
he drags them out with his net;
he gathers them in his dragnet;
so he rejoices and is glad.

The Enemy is horrible (vv. 16–17)

16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net
and makes offerings to his dragnet;
for by them he lives in luxury,
and his food is rich.
17 Is he then to keep on emptying his net
and mercilessly killing nations forever?
1 I will take my stand at my watchpost
and station myself on the tower,
and look out to see what he will say to me,
and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

Application: Moving from beyond belief defiant faith!

Appreciate God’s Character
Accept God’s Sovereignty
Allow God’s Purpose