THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: CONSEQUENCES FOR INJUSTICE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE
Printed Text: HABAKKUK 2:6-14
KEY VERSE:HABAKKUK 2:12 (NIV)
Woe to him who holds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town by injustice!
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Many people seem not to suffer for their unjust actions. When will acts of the unjust be punished? The psalmist affirms that God will reward the just, and Habakkuk declares that the unjust will be punished for wickedness.
In the rise and fall of rulers and nations, those woes in Habakkuk are telling us that the LORD of history is actively at work, sustaining the faithful and returning the evil of the wicked on their own heads. That work is not postponed until some final judgment but also takes place now, in this “meantime” in which we live out our earthly existence.
Dear God, we know you to be loving, just, and kind. We also know that although you are long-suffering, there is an end to your patience. We pray for your mercy in those seasons when your corrective hand moves into our lives. Make us better people through your discipline in justice, and help us to see the error of our ways. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.