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Grace Bible Chapel

Sunday School

November 2, 2008

Lesson 3 on Habakkuk

Habakkuk 2

       I.     Background – the kings

              A.   Jewish – Manasseh (686-642 B.C.); Amon (642-640 B.C.);

                      Josiah (640-609 B.C.); Jehoiakim (609-597 B.C.)

              B.    Gentile – Nabopolassar (626-605 B.C.); Assyria (612 B.C.);

                       (cf. 722 B.C., 701 B.C.); Nebuchadnezzar (605, 597, 586 B.C.)

      II.     Habakkuk’s first set of questions (Habakkuk 1:1-4)

     III.     God’s answer to the first questions (Habakkuk 1:5-11)

     IV.     Habakkuk’s second questions (1:12-17)

      V.     God’s answer to the second set of questions (2:1-20)

              A.   Habakkuk’s readiness for the answer (2:1-3)

              B.    The foundation of the answer (2:4-5)

              C.    The answer concerning Babylon (2:6-20)

                      1.    Woe for her cruel greed (2:6-8)

                             a.    Babylon’s sin

                             b.    Babylon’s judgment

                      2.    Woe for her unjust gain (2:9-11)

                             a.    Babylon’s sin

                             b.    Babylon’s judgment

                      3.    Woe for her violent aggrandizement (2:12-14)

                             a.    Babylon’s sin

                             b.    Babylon’s judgment

                      4.    Woe for her debauched subjugation (2:15-17)

                             a.    Babylon’s sin

                             b.    Babylon’s judgment

                      5.    Woe for her futile idolatry (2:18-20)

                             a.    Babylon’s sin

                             b.    Babylon’s judgment

                             c.    The contrast

     VI.     Conclusion and application

              A.   Daniel 5 (539 B.C.)  (5:30-31)

              B.    Revelation 17:1-19:6 (17:1-5; 18:2-3, 10, 16-17; 19:1-6)

              C.    Romans 1:17

              D.   Job 38-42 (40:3-5; 42:1-6)

              E.    Psalm 115; 135

              F.    The United States of America

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