References: Habakkuk 3Have you ever asked God why there is suffering and injustice in the world? The Old Testament prophet, Habakkuk, did just that. Living some 600 years before the birth of Christ, Habakkuk looked on the evil and disobedience of Israel and asked God two questions: why did God tolerate evil and how long would it continue unpunished? God's answer to Habakkuk shocked the prophet: God would punish His people's sin by using pagan Babylon: a nation more evil than the Israelites: to destroy and take Israel captive. God's unexpected and mighty response moved the prophet to awe. As we face our own difficult questions about the evil, chaos, disease and sin in the world around us, the book of Habakkuk reminds us that the ways of God are not simple. But God is still powerfully in control, and, while we might not understand His answers, He always acts to accomplish His eternal — and perfect — purposes.
Everything we think, say, and do reflects our worldview. Whether we realize it or not, basic beliefs about God, humanity, history, and the future inevitably shape how we live.
Philip Ryken, prolific author and president of Wheaton College, explains the distinguishing marks of the Christian worldview, helping us to engage thoughtfully with our increasingly pluralistic society. Based on the notion that ideas have consequences, this accessible resource will help you see life’s “big picture” by equipping you with a well-reasoned framework of Christian beliefs and convictions.