Category Archives: Haggai

Haggai 2:20-23 — Though all is shaken

The book of Haggai ends with a word of encouragement to Zerubbabel.  Perhaps Zerubabbel saw the opposition that was rising up against the rebuilding of the temple and of Jerusalem and he was getting discouraged. But God told him, Tell … Continue reading

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Haggai 2:10-19 — The difference between impurity and holiness

After Zechariah gave his message, it was Haggai’s turn.  And here he shows us one of the differences between impurity and holiness. To give a bit of background, in Mosaic law, after the altar was anointed, it became holy, and … Continue reading

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Haggai 2:1-9 — Where our true glory comes from

I’ve mentioned before in the book of Ezra that some of the older generation that had seen Solomon’s temple wept when then saw the foundations of the new temple that was being built. And here, we see some of the … Continue reading

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Ezra 4:4-5, 24; Haggai 1 — Getting our priorities straight

Before I go on, I should make some comments on the chronology of events going forward.  I’ve mentioned before that there is a lot of dispute among scholars about the timing of events, and the more I dig, the more … Continue reading

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