Haggai

Haggai

Haggai 2:10-19 – God will turn to bless

The basic idea is as follows: Holiness is not easily transmitted but uncleanness is. Up to this point everything the remnant has been doing has rendered them unclean. This is because they have been doing ordinary things, but the things of God have been relegated to second place. God’s response to the uncleanness of their hands and lives was to strike them and all the…

Haggai 1:1-11 – It is not time to build

Unlike Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah who spoke before the Exile, Haggai speaks after the Exile. In 587 B.C. the kingdom of Judah was ended, the people taken into Exile and the temple burned to the ground. Seventy years later a small remnant have returned to the Promised Land under the leadership of Zerubbabel the governor of Judah…