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Book of Haggai
"Think carefully about what you are doing!" - Haggai 1:5 (NET)
All of us make decisions that at the time seem right, but later are proven to be great mistakes. Judah finds itself in such a position, and the prophet Haggai comes and tells them to reconsider where they are and what they are doing.
"Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot!"
. It turns out that Judah has brought a heap of hardship on themselves! We all at times "shoot ourselves in the foot" with foolish decisions that cause ourselves and those around us, great pain. How do you get out of that kind of situation?
. Have you ever driven with the parking brake on? That is what sin does to us. But when you release the brake you have full power! God's people chose to obey the Lord and His power is unleashed!
. This is Haggai's second sermon and it occurs about two months after God's people start rebuilding the temple. How are they doing now that they have started the project? Sometimes after a good start things begin to fall apart!
. Starting something is almost always harder than finishing! Haggai proactively warns Judah about the dangers of quitting the temple project and reminds them of the blessings of obedience. A timely message for all of us!
Hag 2:20-23. This book ends with a glorious prophecy about the Messiah. But how exactly does this apply to Jesus?
To help you "think carefully" about your life, you must spend extended time with God. These articles from The Navigator ministry will give you the tools to get started:
HOW TO SPEND EXTENDED TIME IN PRAYER
HOW TO MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.
CHEW ON THIS!
Date? 520 B.C. Location? City of Jerusalem. Occasion? Judah failed to build the temple. Response? Obedience!
How can you handle suffering and stress? Dr. John Reed:
"Let it Go!" (PDF)