Tuesday: Do Not Fear!


Haggai 2:1-5 presents an interesting development in the great revival taking place among God’s people. About a month after the temple work began, God sent an encouraging word through Haggai to the remnant who had determined, without adequate resources, to rebuild God’s house as directed by the prophets. Haggai asked the elders how the temple’s current … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Planting Much, Harvesting Little

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Read Haggai 1:1-11. What was happening here and, more important, why was this happening? Even more important, how might this same principle be happening to us today? How might we be guilty of doing the same thing? “For over a year the temple was neglected and well-nigh forsaken. The people dwelt in their homes and strove … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: First Things First!


Read for This Week’s Study: Haggai 1, John 2:19, Ezra 3:1-6, Matt. 1:23, 12:6, Haggai 2, Luke 24:13-27. Memory Text: “‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty’” (Haggai 2:8, NIV). Key Thought: Haggai’s message is simple: What are our priorities, and why is it so important to get them right? Haggai’s book, one of the shortest in the Bible, … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: The Day of the Lord


“With unerring accuracy the Infinite One still keeps account with the nations. While His mercy is tendered, with calls to repentance, this account remains open; but when the figures reach a certain amount which God has fixed, the ministry of His wrath begins. The account is closed. Divine patience ceases. Mercy no longer pleads in … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: A Corrupt City

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A Chinese proverb says that the darkest spot in the room is located right under the candle. This proverb could be applied to the moral state of Jerusalem in Zephaniah’s time. The prophet just has completed the pronouncement of divine judgments on Judah’s neighboring countries (see Zephaniah 2) such as Philistia in the west, Moab and … [Click to read more …]