Habakkuk, Righteous Anger?
In our study, we look at the complaints that the prophet brings to God and look at the reasons for them. We may be quick to judge and say that there is no such thing as righteous anger but we will look deeper into God's Word for the answer to this and other questions. Habakkuk whose name means "love's embrace" was a prophet to the people of Judah. An embracer is one who takes another in his arms and comforts them much as you would a weeping child. Anyone who has raised children will tell you that, at a certain age, they start to ask the question "Why?" about everything. As adults, we also want the answer to that question and that is what the prophet is doing throughout this book of the Bible. This book was written after the last "good" king of Judah when men were turning away from God.