Haggai: Getting Our Priorities Straight
They started so well. God’s people who had returned to the Promised Land from their years in exile seemed so excited to get started rebuilding God’s temple in Jerusalem. But, things didn’t go as easily as they hoped. And so, the project stopped – for 16 years! Over time, God’s people got more wrapped up with building their own houses than they did building God’s house. Their priorities got out of whack. So, God sent His prophet Haggai to lovingly but firmly challenge His people to “consider their ways,” and get back to the priority of building God’s house. Haggai’s message is so relevant for us, too. Good news: God promises His blessings when we listen to Him and get our priorities straight!