March 19, 2014
The entire message of Haggai can be summed up in these three words: Consider your ways.
After all, consider this warning given five times in Haggai:
Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!" - Haggai 1:5
Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!" - 1:7
"And now, carefully consider from this day forward." - 2:15
And again, "And now, carefully consider from this day forward." - 2:17
There is something - something important - the Lord is trying to tell us through the words of Haggai. Keep listening to find out more.
The following is a study of Haggai 2:1-23.
March 18, 2014
After 14 years of doing nothing the Lord finally sent the prophet Haggai to confront the apathy and laziness of His remnant. First, the Lord rebukes them for their excuse.
Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: "This people says, 'The time has not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.'"
Really? But the Lord responds to their excuse this way.
"Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?"
In other words, you can't find the time to build My house but you have plenty of time to build your own house.
Sound familiar? I thought so. Keep listening for more of Haggai's message to us today.
The following is a study of Haggai 1:1-15.