Habakkuk 3 - Scofield Reference Notes

Bible Comments
  • Habakkuk 3:1 open_in_new


    Prayer in the Old Testament is in contrast with prayer in the New Testament in two respects:

    (1) In the former the basis of prayer is a covenant of God, or an appeal to his revealed character as merciful, gracious, etc. In the latter the basis is relationship: "When ye pray, say, Our Father" (Matthew 6:9).

    (2) A comparison, for example of the prayers of Moses and Paul, will show that one was praying for an earthly people whose dangers and blessings were earthly; the other for a heavenly people whose dangers and blessings were spiritual.

  • Habakkuk 3:17 open_in_new


    That is, despite the afflictions of Israel in dispersion, the prophet will rejoice because of the Lord, as yet to return to His temple.