Like many other characters in Scripture, the prophet Habakkuk bore a significant name. 'Habakkuk' is a form of the Hebrew word for 'embrace' and conveys the idea of a wrestler in an embrace with his opponent. As Walter Chantry shows in this absorbing book, Habakkuk lived out his name by wrestling with God in prayer in the midst of a national and international situation resembling our own in many respects. As we read his prophecy, we hear Habakkuk pray, then listen as the Almighty responds. The divine response at first seems overwhelming. Yet at its center is a glorious revelation of the very heart of the gospel (Hab. 2:4). In this brief exposition, previously published in the Banner of Truth magazine, Chantry draws out themes that are timely, challenging, but ultimately full of comfort.
Excellent and highly recommended. Great for devotional reading or studying to understand and teach or preach the book. Habakkuk has so much relevance to believers today, who need to be reminded to go to God with their struggles, look to His answer, live by faith in Christ, trust that He will judge the wicked, and rejoice in Him regardless of the temporary circumstances we may face in this life.