Today on the Youth Apologetics Training Podcast were going to overview and outline the book of Habakkuk. Habakkuk’s name means Embrace. The book of the book was written sometime after the fall of Nineveh in 612 B.C. and before the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. During the ministry of the prophet, Daniel and Ezekiel were taken captive to Babylon, King Josiah died in battle and Zedikiah had become king of Judah.
The Book is a short three chapter book that gives a raw and candid look at the doubts of one man of God. The book starts his book in doubt. He’s feeling down and he’s questioning why God does the things that he does. By the time the book ends, the Lord has answered Habakkuk and leaves Habakkuk praying and singing praise to his God.
Outline of the Book of Habakkuk
- Chapter 1 – Habakkuk asks God hard questions like why He is not doing anything about sinners and their wickedness. God informs Habakkuk that he will use the Chaldeans to bring judgment upon Judah. The prophet then asks why God uses wicked people to judge His people.
- Chapter 2 – The Lord answers Habakkuk and pronounces woes upon the wicked people of Babylon.
- Chapter 3 – Habakkuk prays and gives praise to the Lord. The book starts with the prophet doubting God and asking the Lord tough questions. The book ends with Habakkuk confident and giving praise to the God of his people.