Our societies, communities both large and small have all been impacted by irresponsible and deceitful management of people and resources. Since the very beginning, sin and the subsequent refusal to repent of sin, injustices have led to the demise and destruction of these societies is only a matter of time.
The Prophet issues a harsh warning to those who are engaged in such behavior he calls evil. “Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house, That he may set his nest on high” (v9). Woe is another way of saying there is a great sorrow or distress to those it is referenced to’s there is a consequence associated to disobeying God’s established laws and an even harsher one to those who know the truth and fail to follow.
In this week’s lesson, we’ll examine how Israel regarded God’s word, how the leaders lead Israel, and what the Lord told them through His Prophet Habakkuk.