​The Big Fat Babylonian Repentance

Nebuchadnezzar’s winding path to God

God had done everything possible to bring His strayed people back to Him. Judah had consistently repelled and ridiculed His messages, and mocked, scoffed at, and tortured His prophets. Prophet Habakkuk could not stand it. The situation was beyond remedy (2 Chron. 36:15-17). He pleaded with God to do something to stop the corruption (Hab. 1:2-4). So God let him know that He had hired bitter, brutal Babylonians to teach His people the necessary lesson (verses 6, 7). Habakkuk couldn’t stand that either: Judah was God’s people; the Babylonians clearly were not. Habakkuk could not imagine what good God could …

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