The men who spoke for God during the centuries before Christ were remarkable mixtures of severity and compassion. These prophets were among the most respected (and hated) people of their times. Such was true for Zephaniah, a prophet who was a descendant of the royal line of David and probably had greater influence on King Josiah than either Nahum or Jeremiah.
Don’t be fooled—“prophets” aren’t just a thing of the past. Our own days are filled with so-called and would-be prophets. These modern-day mystics often wear business suits instead of camel’s hair, but their dress isn’t important. What matters is their message. This has always been true—for genuine biblical prophets as well as for today’s artificial variety.
We have often commented on how up-to-date the Scripture really is. There is no doubt that it is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). The book we are considering in this lesson is a perfect example of biblical relevance. Time and again you will find yourself in the verses of Habakkuk! The ancient prophet, witnessing the evils around him, wrestled with God’s seemingly indifferent attitude.
Nothing on this earth is anything even like heaven. Nothing. We could spend the next decade only thinking about heaven and still come up so short we'd have wasted our time. Because when you move from the realm of the seen to the unseen it becomes incomprehensible.
HOW TO KNOW GOD
We want to teach you about Jesus who gives living water to all who thirst.