- The Jews of Haggai’s day
had placed self before the Lord. They had placed their own houses before
the Lord’s House! God wanted them to understand that only by placing Him
first could they hope to prosper.
- The people had taken a desperate situation and began to build up the fallen nation of Judah. However, they had forgotten the cornerstone – The Temple. They had built a wonderful new land out of the ashes, but there was no foundation. Sudden victory and prosperity can be a very dangerous thing because we can quickly forget to slow down and make sure that our foundations are strong. This was the problem in Haggai’s day and is something that we must also guard against.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Study 1 – Haggai 1