BY MARK MOON
Key verse 2:4
“’But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the Lord. ‘Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the Lord, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
The rebuilding of the temple was a very special task, for it meant the restoring of true worship in Jerusalem. Completing the project would please the Lord and be a great testimony to the unbelieving nations who were watching the remnant in Jerusalem. In this passage, the Lord delivers simple messages to encourage the laborers to complete their work through the prophet Haggai.
The remnant was discouraged (1-3)
Read verses 1-3. The Lord spoke this message through Haggai about a month after … Read the rest