Habakkuk cries out to God to do something about Israel's injustice and evil-doing.
God says He is sending Chaldeans to invade and demolish Israel.
Habakkuk says, "Surely not! They are far more idolatrous than we are."
God says, "Wait for it... the just shall live by faith."
Woe to those who build towns on sin, who worship idols.
Lord remember mercy in Your wrath. God will come as He has before, in terrible justice and wrath.
Even if every earthly blessing is taken from us, I will rejoice in God who saves.
How this is about Jesus
He takes on this curse for us, of being crushed by foreigners.
He lived by faith in God, and maintained it when God took everything and even forsook Him.
Be careful what you wish/pray for! Habakkuk starts with wanting God to do something about Israel's sin. But when he gets an answer, he wants God to remember mercy. But he is also willing to go through any earthly trial for God to purify and save Israel.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh as the waters cover the sea."
- Habakkuk 2:14