Today’s passage: Haggai 2:1-9
- Those who had seen Solomon’s temple needed some encouraging after realizing the new temple would not compare (Ezra 3:11-13). God reminded them the temple was not their glory. He was their glory and He would be with them.
- Even though the new temple after the exile was not as spectacular, there will come a day when the Lord’s glory would fill the temple again in Jerusalem.
- This passage refers to the second coming of Christ and the Millennial Kingdom!
- In a time of economic struggle, and the realization that Israel was not what it once was, the people here are reminded; God owns everything. God rules over everything. His sovereign will must come to pass.
Questions to consider:
- In what way will Christ become the treasure or the “Desire of All Nations” when He comes again? When we see Christ as our greatest treasure, how does it help us to see the “treasures” of this world more clearly?
- How can these truths about God’s power and promises give us comfort when it “looks” like things are not going in the right direction? Whose side are we on? Who is our champion? Who can defeat the Lord of Hosts?
- What kind of temple is being built today (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 6:16-18)? How then should we apply the call to, “Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord” (Verse 4)? (Matthew 28:19-20, Notice the promise of God’s presence in both commands.)