H A B A K K U K.
In this chapter, I. The prophet complains to God
of the violence done by the abuse of the sword of justice among his
own people and the hardships thereby put upon many good people,
ver. 1-4. II. God by him
foretels the punishment of that abuse of power by the sword of war,
and the desolations which the army of the Chaldeans should make
upon them, ver. 5-11.
III. Then the prophet complains of that too, and is grieved that
the Chaldeans prevail so far (ver.
12-17), so that he scarcely knows which is more to be
lamented, the sin or the punishment of it, for in both many
harmless good people are very great sufferers. It is well that
there is a day of judgment, and a future state, before us, in which
it shall be eternally well with all the righteous, and with them
only, and ill with all the wicked, and them only; so the present
seeming disorders of Providence shall be set to rights, and there
will remain no matter of complaint whatsoever.