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Haggai 1

October 9, 2009

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

8 thoughts on “Haggai 1”

  1. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. Acts 17:24

    Yet v. 8 “…and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored.”

    Amazing that God can pleasure in a building, but perhaps his pleasure is in what it represents – people’s commitment to God.

  2. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. Acts 17:24

    Yet v. 8 “…and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored.”

    Amazing that God can pleasure in a building, but perhaps his pleasure is in what it represents – people’s commitment to God.

  3. v.10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.

    This is God's word to his people through Haggai.

    A Christian was reported in the news as blaming the bush fires on the government legalizing abortion. Yet here we find God blames his own people for a drought (see also 2 Chronicles 7:14).

  4. v.10 Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops.

    This is God's word to his people through Haggai.

    A Christian was reported in the news as blaming the bush fires on the government legalizing abortion. Yet here we find God blames his own people for a drought (see also 2 Chronicles 7:14).

  5. v.14 So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God.

    The Lord stirred up the…whole remnant of the people. If this was all it took it there would not have been a 17 year gap from the time they laid the foundation til they recommenced the work. God doesn't override people's free will but when we are open to him and wanting to obey v.12, he will stir up our spirit.

  6. v.14 So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the Lord Almighty, their God.

    The Lord stirred up the…whole remnant of the people. If this was all it took it there would not have been a 17 year gap from the time they laid the foundation til they recommenced the work. God doesn't override people's free will but when we are open to him and wanting to obey v.12, he will stir up our spirit.

  7. v.2 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”

    (From Constable's Commentary) "The first peril was a problem of misplaced priorities. The people did not think that the time was right to proceed with the rebuilding of the temple (1:2). They seem to have been waiting for some indication from God that they should resume building, but they were busy building their own houses and had forgotten God's previous commands to rebuild the temple."

  8. v.2 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”

    (From Constable's Commentary) "The first peril was a problem of misplaced priorities. The people did not think that the time was right to proceed with the rebuilding of the temple (1:2). They seem to have been waiting for some indication from God that they should resume building, but they were busy building their own houses and had forgotten God's previous commands to rebuild the temple."

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