- The Lord promises to
“shake things up.” It is as if the Lord grabs a hold of a fruit tree and
shakes it until all of the choice fruit falls to the ground. The Lord
promises to harvest the very best for His house. He also promises to take
a defiled people that have done nothing to deserve blessing and to open up
the windows of heaven and pour out blessing upon them as they turn their
attention toward the reconstruction of His temple.
- A modern day way of
rephrasing Haggai’s words in this section would be to say that a person
wearing clean clothes cannot rub shoulders with someone covered with mud
and expect the person covered with mud to become clean. The opposite will
happen. The clean person will become dirty. A little ‘holiness’ will not
make everything o.k. Yet, a little sin will corrupt the entire being.
- The Lord elevates who He wants to elevate and He brings low who He wants to bring low. Worship of Him is central to being on the right side of that equation!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Study 2 – Haggai 2