Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
April 13, 2008
What's In the Old Testament "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:4
Comment from Pastor Mike Paulson
The Invasion of Judah and the Doom of the Chaldeans

For the earth shall be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD,
as the waters cover the sea.
Habakkuk 2:14

The chronology of the period: Habakkuk's time belongs to the period between 625 and 606-7 b.c.
Habakkuk 1:1–11.  Habakkuk’s First Question to God
  • Habakkuk is questioning / complaining to God that He (God) allows His own nation to be destroyed for its wickedness by a nation that is even more wicked.
  • Habakkuk could not see the justice in this.
  • Habakkuk's concluding observation.
  • Habakkuk, as well as ourselves, could learn from Paul:

     For we dare not make ourselves of the number,
    or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves:
    but they measuring themselves by themselves,
    and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
    II Corinthians 10:12 -

  • God’s answer is that He does have a purpose in the terrorizing conquests of the Chaldean armies.
  • Habakkuk 1:12–2:20.  Habakkuk’s Second Question / Complaint Habakkuk 3.  Habakkuk’s Prayer

    Bonus Lesson for Us Today

    A couple of final 'bonus' interesting verses: