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Haggai 2:20-23 – The restoration of Zerubbabel

Haggai 2:20-23
Haggai again refers to the shaking of the heavens and earth. This is a way of saying that God is going to overthrow human power – thrones, chariots, and horses. In the book of Jeremiah God had compared Zerubbabel’s grandfather, King Jehoiachin, to signet ring that God would take off…

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

Haggai 2:10-19
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…

Haggai 1:12-15 – Obeying and being stirred up

Haggai 1:12-15
Zerubbabel the governor, Joshua the high priest and all the remnant having heard Yahweh’s word spoken by Haggai respond by obeying and fearing Yahweh. Obedience is the only appropriate response to God’s command and fearing is an appropriate response to the sovereignty and majesty of God. God responds to their…

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

Haggai 1:1-11
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…