Haggai 1‑2  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 13
(feast of Jehovah)
A sad record of how quickly declension sets in after restoration, yet how faithful God’s dealings and encouragements.
After a lapse of fourteen years neglecting to build the Lord’s house, while building their own, Haggai and Zechariah encouraged the remnant to build, even though God’s dealings in disciplining them had not been appreciated— “consider your ways.” Nevertheless He was with them as also His Spirit and His word and the hope of His coming, assuring them of the future last and lasting glory of “this house,” (in its fifth character) when He would overthrow all kingdoms to establish His own.
B.C. 520.