Plunder, be plundered

Habakkuk Bible Background

Old Testament: Hab 2.7–8

To read the Bible in a year, read Habakkuk on December 23, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

The Lord used the prophet Habakkuk to reveal the sins of Judah and the horrible punishment that headed their way for not repenting. Part of his message included this:

Will not your creditors rise up suddenly?
Will they not awaken who oppress you?
And you will become their booty.
Because you have plundered many nations,
All the remnant of the people shall plunder you,
Because of men’s blood
And the violence of the land and the city,
And of all who dwell in it.

– Habakkuk 2.7–8

Judah would have to learn as we all do, that you reap what you sow. However, even as in farming, so it is with the spirit that we do not reap immediately and that makes the wicked think that they have gotten away with their sin, but the Lord revealed here that it would soon catch up with them.


  • Have you noticed in your life that you reap what you sow, whether it is good or evil?
  • Why won’t the wicked learn that we reap as we sow?

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