I am frequently amazed by the applicability of Biblical lessons to contemporary issues. Today's Old Testament Lesson is Habakkuk 1:1 - 4, 2:1 - 4;

The oracle that Habakkuk saw. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to You "Violence!" and You will not save? Why do You make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous -- therefore justice comes forth perverted.

I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and what He will answer concerning my complaint. Then the Lord answered me and said; Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.