Habakkuk 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: For I will work a work in your days, Which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
God was going to bring judgment on His people in a way that they would never have suspected. He was going to raise up the Chaldeans to destroy His own people. The Chaldeans were bitter and horrible. They were going to come and take over the land.
God’s people felt like they could get away with what they were doing. They didn’t think that God would allow them to be harmed. They felt like they could sin with impunity. God doesn’t work that way. He will allow us to suffer the consequence of our sin. He will cause us to suffer the consequence of our sin. We must understand that and be ready to accept the fact.
God will not be nice to us just because we are His. He loves us but He hates sin. Sin will always bring ruin to us!