[quote="mercytruth, post:7, topic:278214"]
Thank you so much for the commentary. So, 'for yet a little while' is to be thought as a reference to this part of Isaiah 26:20-21: and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were* for a little moment***, until the indignation be overpast.?
This seems to be a powerful reminder of: "Nevertheless, shall the Son of Man find faith when he comes?"
While the rest of the quotation in Hebrews 10:37-38 is a reference to Hab.2:3-4?
Also, 'the just shall live by his faith' is a reference to whom?
The verse in Habbakuk God is answering the prophet who is disbelieving that God would chasten His people witha people the prophet considers more wicked than Judah. God begins by telling His prophet that not only will He do so, but the prophet can write it down because it will not be delayed in slightest. However those who have faith will live because they are just.
Now consider in Ezekiel 9 that God showed the prophet that the angels went forth through the city of Jerusalem and placed a mark on the foreheads of all those who belonged to God before the siege came. Those who had the mark were spared but they still went into captivity. In the same way I think God is telling the prophet that the man who is just, that is the man who has faith, will escape the judgement of God.
Habbakuk is of course referring to a temporal escaping of judgement as did Ezekiel, but I think Paul is not out of place to appropriate this verse for the Christian Faith because the promise in Christ is that the wrath of God is turned away from those who have faith. Habbakuk was concerned that God not destroy all of the remnant and so the sealing of those who mourned over Judah's sin temporally was his focus, but we know that he said more than he meant to because Paul (guided by the Holy Spirit) tells us this same principle applies to eternal salvation as well.
Concerning who's faith it is I know that all faith finds its beginning and conclusion in Christ, however the faith given to us in Christ is still ours in the sense that we must walk in it. So our faith is His and ours as we become less us and more Him.