Habakkuk 3:17-18

April 9, 2022

Habakkuk 3:17-18 “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

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1. Can you finish this verse? “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will __________ in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

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Who was Habakkuk?

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Habakkuk was one of the 12 minor prophets of the Old Testament. He was alive about 600 years before Jesus was born.

Where did Habakkuk live?

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How many chapters are in the book of Habakkuk?

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This short book only has 3 chapters.

Which book comes before Habakkuk?

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The book of Habakkuk comes after Nahum and before Zephaniah.

True or False: The book of Habakkuk captures a conversation between him and God.

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True! The book shows us Habakkuk complaining about the evil in the world and asking God why he would allow it. It also showcases God’s response.

What does the name Habakkuk mean?

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The name fits, given Habakkuk’s wrestling with God in the three chapters.

True or False: The book of Habakkuk ends with this prayer.

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True! Ultimately, Habakkuk comes to the conclusion that he will rejoice in God no matter what.

What does lament mean?

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Lament refers to a passionate expression of sorrow. To lament something is to deeply mourn it.

What other person in the Old Testament experienced extreme and unexplainable suffering?

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The book of Job also showcases a conversation with God, in which Job tries to make sense of his deep sufferings.

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