Aug 15, 2022
In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on
the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the hand
of Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor
of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest:
2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the
time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.”
3 Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai
the prophet, 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell
in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?
5 Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider
your ways. 6 You have sown much, and harvested little.
You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have
your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who
earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.
7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord.9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of My house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. 11 And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.”
Key Words: Hosts, Time, House, Houses,
Consider, Glorified, Withheld
Keystone Verse: Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. (Haggai 1:7)