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Minor haggai
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Minor haggai

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Another prophet we know little about is Haggai.

Another prophet we know little about is Haggai.

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  • 1. HAGGAI: Priorities / Excuses Haggai 1:2-42 "Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: This people says, "The time has not come, the time that the Lords house should be built." " 3 Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 "Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?"
  • 2. God rebukes their priorities Introduction 2nd year of Darius – September, 520 BC 536 BC – Cyrus allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem They began to work on the temple Work stopped after 2 years – 534 BC
  • 3. God rebukes their priorities An excuse for not rebuilding the temple The time has not come 1:2 Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying: This people says, "The time has not come, the time that the Lords house should be built. Back in Jerusalem 16 years No work on temple in 14 This is not the right time. Later, maybe.
  • 4. God rebukes their priorities They have wrong priorities 1:3-4 3 Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 "Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?" Look – the temple is in ruins You have houses with walls, ceilings, gardens, barns, fences, windows, doors
  • 5. God rebukes their priorities Consider your ways 1:5-6 5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways! 6 "You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes."
  • 6. God rebukes their priorities Consider your ways A double curse - Instead of much; little is reaped What was brought home, melted away You put all your money into a pocket with a hole in it. You drink, but are not filled.
  • 7. God rebukes their priorities What to do: Rebuild the temple 1:7-9 7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways! 8 Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified," says the Lord. 9 "You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?" says the Lord of hosts. "Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house.
  • 8. God rebukes their priorities What to do: Rebuild the temple Here is the plan: − Go gather the wood (materials) − God will take pleasure and be glorified − No temple = no rain − No rain = no grain, no grapes, no olive oil 1:11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands."
  • 9. The Response They obeyed and feared 1:12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the Lord.
  • 10. The Response God responds 1:13-14 13 Then Haggai, the Lords messenger, spoke the Lords message to the people, saying, "I am with you, says the Lord." 14 So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,
  • 11. The Response God responds God said, “I am with you.” The Lord stirred up the spirit They came and worked on the house of the Lord their God.
  • 12. The Lessons for Us Are there parallels in our life? Have we started – then abandoned the work of the Lord?
  • 13. The Lessons for Us Have we focused on the personal, material, personal comforts and ignored the work of the Lord?
  • 14. Final Lesson God does not object to you having some comforts in your life and home. He objects if they take priority over His work.
  • 15. Final Lesson Haggai forces us to take a look at our priorities. Do you have first things first in your life?

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