LESSON TITLE: A PRAYER FOR JUSTICE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: ENDING INJUSTICE
Printed Text: HABAKKUK 1:1-4, 12-14
KEY VERSE: HABAKKUK 1:13b (NIV) Why do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: People wonder about the seeming prevalence of injustice. How will justice and fairness be established for all? Habakkuk appeals to God to end wickedness and injustice.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Habakkuk would have us know that God is always at work, always involved, always pressing forward toward His kingdom. But the means by which He chooses to pursue that goal may be as astounding as the destruction of a nation or as incomprehensible as the blood dripping from the figure of a man on a cross The faithful must live and work in a state of expectation that God’s will will ultimately prevail. The old gospel song is true: God is still on the throne.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we are grateful to you for all the blessings you bestow upon us. Help us to know that this is your world and that one day it will conform to your will and your way, even in those times when we feel that events are raging beyond our control. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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