Number two: Is uncleanness contagious? But the birth of Christ was not heralded by a universal "shaking," but rather, we are told that there was universal peace at the first Christmas. Read Haggai 2 verse 7 with historical bible commentary, in-depth study discussion, and advanced version comparisons. Haggai 2:7 The Desire of All Nations - Messianic or Not? Haggai 1:12–14 On the one hand, the people respond to the preaching of Haggai and obey Yahweh (1:12); and on the other, Yahweh himself stirs up the spirit of leaders and people alike. Commentary on Haggai 3:9ff; Zech 2:10–13; 14:1–21). Pieter A. Verhoef. Isa. He deals at length with many of the problems, giving different views and factors to weigh, as on God’s love and hate (Malachi 1:2–3), “one” in 2:15, the messenger concepts of 3:1, and “Elijah” in 4:4–6." All of Spurgeon's Sermons on Haggai, RAY STEDMAN Commentary on Haggai, JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN Wilberforce battled on for the next 26 years, until his death, to abolish not only the slave trade, but also slavery itself. How destructive is the hail to the standing crops, beating out the precious grain upon the ground! And I shake all nations, and the costly of all nations will come, and I shall fill this house with glory, saith Jehovah of hosts. Convulsions in nature, and nations being shaken to pieces by internal strife. Conservative, Literal Interpretation, TODAY IN THE WORD Every ungodly thing will fall through it. But we have already seen, not only that natural calamities were by the ancient world interpreted as the penal instruments of the Deity, but that all through history they have had a wonderful influence on the spirits of men, forcing them to search their own hearts and to believe that Providence is conducted for other ends than those of our physical prosperity. Resources that Reference Haggai, BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR In any case the nature of Haggai’s mission was clear. The British plantations in the West Indies depended on slave labor for their profit. I have written and sealed a letter containing several sheets. This only we may discern assuredly: this, every true light of science, every mercifully granted power, every wisely-restricted thought, teach us more clearly day by day, that in the heavens above, and the earth beneath, there is one continual and omnipotent presence of help, and of peace, for all men who know that they Live, and remember that they Die. Each day, the machine issues us a new coin. He believes that someone close to Haggai wrote the book with authentic material from Haggai. He rebukes their lack of public spirit and devotional feeling. ), it was not till the year 520 that, thanks to the energetic stimulation of Haggai and Zechariah, the work of building the Temple was taken in hand in earnest, and finished in 516. Haggai 2:7-9 New International Version (NIV). 2:4. GENE GETZ - short videos on principles in Haggai. When you’ve got God’s blessing, you’ve got it all. Recommended, BIBLE.ORG RESOURCES I desire that it should pass; I think it will; but I know well that it will not be allowed to pass because I desire that it should or think that it will. How the old man rings the changes upon his one essential theme, which he knows to be God’s message: “Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts.”. 2. Haggai and Malachi: Everyman’s Bible Commentary series. ''Consider your ways,'' said Haggai; if we so adjust our ways as to make them fall into line with God's will for us, we have the certainty of His promise, ''I am with you, saith the Lord of Hosts.'' (Haggai 2:20-22), 14. Editorial comment - What should our “big rocks” be? Whom would you like to be like? It’s tough to stick to it when you crave that cinnamon roll. The temple at Jerusalem could not be built with high and noble thoughts or eloquent speakers, they must have timber. Haggai 2. It may be the last coin we get, or we may get many more. Ask them, 3 ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? saith the Lord of hosts. THE novelist S. R. Crockett says somewhere regarding one of his characters that he belonged to the great society of encouragers. 40–48), and perhaps they realized that the temple they were going to be able to build was unlike anything Ezekiel had envisioned. Haggai 2:7 - At aking uugain ang lahat na bansa; at darating ang mga bagay na nais ng lahat na bansa; at aking pupunuin ang bahay na ito ng kaluwalhatian, sabi ng Panginoon ng mga hukbo. Midas quickly discovered that you can’t eat gold and you can’t relate to gold people! He believes that someone close to Haggai in his day wrote the book with authentic material from Haggai. Conservative, Literal, Futuristic Interpretation, Rosscup: Here is an evangelical commentary well-done in 493 pp. Watch our overview video on the book of Haggai, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Why? Haggai 1:2-4 The Guilty Excuses for Delay in Duty, Haggai 1:6-8 Due Consideration of our Ways Should Teach Us the Will & Urge Us to the Work of God, Haggai 1:5-11 Duty Vindicated by Divine Government, Haggai 1:12-15 The Performance of Neglected Duty, Haggai 2:3 Causes of Despondency in the Work of God, Haggai 2:4, 5 Remedies For Despondency in the Work of God, Haggai 2:6-8 The Establishment of God's Kingdom, Haggai 2:8 God's Claims and Man's Stewardship, Haggai 2:10-14 Duty Neglected Contaminates Character and Conduct, Haggai 2:15-19 God's Relation to Men Determined by Their Conduct, Haggai 2:20-23 The Preservation of God's People Amid the Overthrow of Empires. 1. His mother wrote to him of being filled with the Spirit, and he replied: Oh, to be made to feel a little more my hold on the Lord Jesus Christ. He reminded the people that whilst the temple of the Lord was being neglected, they had spent a lot of time on their own houses. A. Heb 12:27, "Yet once more," favors English Version. Spiritually, mildew is no uncommon evil. We have made a sincere effort to select only the most conservative, "bibliocentric" commentaries. Lev. Hosea, Joel, Amos. THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH: God revealed another message to Haggai almost one month later, on the twenty-first day of the seventh month (Tishri, modern October 17) of the same year, 520 BC. In this he betrays his affinity with Ezekiel, who taught that it is by the possession of the sanctuary that Israel is sanctified. But if you know that God is blessing your life, you’ve got something that the world can’t give or take away. (2) How are you spending your money, which is really God’s money? KJ21. 2:7 - and I will shake all nations. Do I memorize and meditate on Scriptures that will keep me from temptation and sin (Ps. Room for the newly-made to live, Haggai 2:22. "You have sown much, and bring in little" (v. 6). Thru the Bible He worked to alleviate harsh child labor conditions, for agricultural reform, prison reform, and the prevention of cruelty to animals. That question requires careful thought! ‘Though the impact of Haggai’s sermon was such that a unanimous decision was taken to resume work on the Temple, he took none of the credit. Why was holiness such a big deal to the children of Israel? When He came as Redeemer it was in lowliness and weakness; but when He comes as King it will be in kingly fashion—with "great power and glory." The Deliverer for who all the nations ultimately long. It’s tough to hang in there and work through problems over a lifetime. It is in the day of Divine power we are made willing. That building is now going on, and we are called to be fellow-workmen together with Him (2 Corinthians 6:1, margin). If we put the pebbles, or sand, etc, in first, we won't find time for Jesus the King of kings and His Word which endures forever! (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) Then shall His Name be continued, and all nations shall call Him blessed. ¶ In point of fact the practical issue of the prophetic reformation sketched in Deuteronomy had been to make the Temple the national centre still more than formerly. ¶ Have we, indeed, desired the Desire of all nations? According to Dr. Young, the word in the Hebrew only occurs in one other place in the Bible (1 Samuel 9:20), where the sense seems to be, "They desired the things which a wise and mighty ruler would bring." The edict of Cyrus granted permission to the exiles to return, and about 50,000, under the leadership of Zerubbabel and Joshua the priest, availed themselves of it. The meaning of the words “the desirable things” is clearly indicated in the verse which follows. (7) How do you spend your leisure time? It’s tough to persevere when your aching muscles scream, “No more!” It’s easy to get married. II. This is the spiritual condition of multitudes. Haggai 2:7 New King James Version (NKJV). 43:5). 3:1-Ezra 6:1ff]. If you are discouraged in your service for the Lord, He wants to encourage you to persevere for His glory. Their reasons for discouragement: A. 88-89.) Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi are the three prophets to the restored remnant that returned from Babylon. But where are these living stones to come from? Merrill sees Zech 14 as related to Christ’s Second Advent and the coming of the Messianic Kingdom, in premillennial fashion. It had been a time of famine. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1988. The helpfulness of the large amount of information and expertise on exegesis is reduced by what some will consider arbitrary opinions about composition and rearrangement. It is never too late to start obeying God (Haggai 1:12-15), 7. Haggai 2. His was not the shallow, light-hearted optimism which forgets or ignores the deep miseries of the world. Just as the result of the people’s building the temple in Haggai’s day would bring more glory to God, so our obedience in building His spiritual temple, the church, will glorify Him. Conservative, Literal Interpretation. 520 during the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem (B.C. Because his name means “festal one,” it is suggested that Haggai was born on a feast day. 364 pp. The questions he asked in the text sound very complicated, but let me put them in modern English. 2. 2. Commentary on Haggai It is to seek God with all of our heart in order to have the oneness of His mind. “Certainly not! 2. And like every other true prophet, Haggai addresses himself to the urgent need of the present hour. Ezra. An Exegetical and Expository Commentary; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992. Finished 516BC - Ezra 6:15, Haggai Closes With Is it not in your eyes as nothing?” From these questions we may perhaps infer with Ewald that Haggai was one of those who had seen the Temple “in its former glory,” and that his prophetic work began in extreme old age. For eighteen years, nothing was done. God assures us when we are discouraged in serving Him by His presence, His promise, and His prophecy (Hag 2:4b-9)..... It tells us to put first things first in our lives. And as one in the darkness thinks he hears the approach of an evil which he dreads, these prophets, when the sound of Jehovah’s goings was more distinctly heard than usual, deemed that what they heard was the warning of His coming to shake terribly the earth. It’s easy to start a new diet. The British nation has expressed its faith in God the Father by inscribing on the portal of its Royal Exchange the words, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof”; and the time will come when every nation of the earth will say to God the Son not only “Take my silver and my gold,” but—. Neither of these prophets gives the slightest hint that there has been an extraordinary change in the fortunes of Israel only some seventeen years previously; Zechariah indeed explicitly says that Jehovah has been wroth with the cities of Judah for seventy years; both prophets use language which is only explicable if they regard Persia as still the oppressor; and both look forward to the shaking of the nations by which alone the real welfare of Israel can be secured. in life? Then shall all kings fall down before Him, and all nations serve Him. Lord, I am resolved to be more true to thee and more exact in my following of thy doctrine and thy precept; and I pray thee, therefore, by Christ Jesus, to increase the blessedness of my daily life henceforth and forever. This prophecy produced the desired effect, and Zerubbabel, the governor of Jerusalem, and Joshua the High Priest, and the residue of the people rose up and began the work of rebuilding the Temple, which had been interrupted by their surrounding enemies, chiefly the Samaritans [cp. Note, then—. The shaking began introductory to the first advent; it will be finished at the second. The time is still far distant when a Greater than any of the prophets taught that a material fabric is not necessary for the service of God, who as a Spirit is worshipped in spirit and in truth. “The Desire of All Nations in Haggai 2:7: Messianic or Not?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 19: 97-102. It was the Lord’s doing.… Behind the willing response of both leaders and people was the silent working of the Lord, creating a willing attitude by His Spirit.’ Thus, whereas on the one hand the obedience of the people is the condition for Yahweh’s blessing, nevertheless the people can scarcely boast of their obedience because it is Yahweh who has stirred up the spirit of the people. We who are ministers of His Word have much need to lay this reminder to heart. NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987. Zechariah 4:10 reminded these people not to despise the day of small things. It’s tough to keep on when problems arise or when the results don’t match your initial expectations. Should you discover some commentary or sermon you feel may not be orthodox, please email your concern. Shaking Off Discouragement - Haggai 2:4: “Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,” says the LORD; “and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,” says the LORD, “and work; for I am with you,” says the LORD of hosts. "Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by?" Some have found it one of the most contributive sources in getting at what a text means." The people were very responsive, and they got to work, assured that the Lord was with them as they went about the work on His house. Yet here is a glass in which we may see the unborn years. They wrap themselves up in the flimsy garments of their own righteousness, and complain of the cold. 11. “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.” The Kingdom of God having been established and the Temple having become the religious centre of the earth, the Gentiles will send their choicest treasures for the adornment of the house which is destined to be a house of prayer for all nations. We feel we should consecrate ourselves to God, but "the time is not come," or that we should make an offering to some missionary enterprise but "the time is not come." 3) What are your goals? In Hosea 1:2, he feels that God had Hosea marry an immoral woman but Phillips offers no help on the moral issue. Conservative, Literal Interpretation, CHARLES SIMEON I know well it will be tested by imperial weights and measures. Conservative, Literal Interpretation, NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! The Books of Haggai and Malachi. His Presence would do more for peace than a "League of all Nations." Infinite mercy spares the food of men, but in view of the active agents which are ready to destroy the harvest, right wisely are we taught to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” The curse is abroad; we have constant need of the blessing. Zerubbabel was a prince of the house of David, he had led back the people from captivity, he had built the Temple. The worst kinde of infortune is this, The shaking began introductory to the first advent; it will be finished at the second. 2:20; Rev. “Who is left among you,” he asks, “that saw this house in its former glory? The prophet is ordered to enquire of the priests concerning it ; for their lips should keep this knowledge, and the people should enquire the law at their mouth, Mal. Haggai, therefore, takes no sordid view of Providence when he interprets the seasons, from which his countrymen had suffered, as God’s anger upon their selfishness and delay in building His House. This is what God expects us to do with our life now, and we must do it. (From This Verse), Hampton Keathley IV - Haggai - Recommended, Haggai - see thumbnails at center of page, Haggai 1:1-15 Putting First Things First (Seeking God), Haggai 2:1-9 God's Encouragement for Discouraged Servants, Israelology: Part 1 of 6 Introduction: Definition of Terms, Israelology: Part 2 of 6 Israel Present (Note: Article begins on Page 2), Israelology: Part 3 of 6 Israel Present (Continued), Israelology: Part 4 of 6 - Israel Future (Part One), Israelology: Part 5 of 6 - Israel Future (Part Two), Israelology: Part 6 of 6 Other Relevant Topics - Illustrations of Israel (including marriage). What is it that you’re aiming at in life? (Haggai 1:8), 4. (Hag 2:23) Righteous Zerubbabel is a foreshadowing of Christ, as well as in the genealogy of the Messiah (Mt 1:12,13, Lk 3:27). When he arrived home that night, he shared this bit of news with his wife. When our work is most promising this blight appears. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works), HENRY MORRIS "Distress of nations," and "Men's hearts failing them for fear" are the warning signals of His near approach. A Deliverer is needed. Disobedience brings discipline, while obedience guarantees blessing (Haggai 2:15-19), 13. Amplified® DEFENDER'S STUDY BIBLE NOTES 1903, James Rosscup writes "Though old this is well-written and often cited, with many good statements on spiritual truths. They started off very well, but then ran into discouraging opposition; and for 18 years the work on restoring the temple and restoring the worship in the temple had ceased. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Haggai 2:9. 2:1 "On the twenty-first of the seventh month" This was on the seventh day of the eight-day Feast of Tabernacles (cf. The things that are behind merely suggest to him the greater things that are before. 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For His final appearance was closely connected with these manifestations in great providences, as the outermost ring in the pool is but the widening of the innermost. All that is in the world at enmity with God lies in the human heart. That is the essence of Haggai, chapter 1. Devotionals on Haggai Then shall His Presence be like rain upon the mown grass, and as showers that water the earth. ¶ One of Charles Reade’s characters, the inimitable Frenchman Denys in The Cloister and the Hearth, used to face every difficulty and danger with the cheerful words on his lips, “Courage, camerade, le diable est mort.” The prophets of Israel did not say that; in truth, not one of them ever mentions the devil at all. Using the historical situation as a spring-board, Haggai reveled in the supreme glory of the ultimate messianic temple yet to come (2:7), encouraging them with the promise of even greater peace (2:9), prosperity (2:19), divine rulership (2:21, 22), and national blessing (2:23) during the Millennium. He uttered [five] short prophecies during the last four months of the second year of Darius. NETBible notes are in the right panel. You are truly satisfied! We hoped for many conversions, and lo! This is His overarching attribute. These discourses are referred to in Ezra 5:1 and 6:14. FUTURE things are hidden from us. C. He is glorious in appearance. The art of living wisely is largely a matter of spending your coins on the things that really matter in light of eternity and not frivolously wasting them. The King James Version reads: “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.” “Be strong.” Notice that three times Haggai told them to “Be strong” (Hag 2:4). I have removed several links in response to concerns by discerning readers. A. The work is detailed and analytical in nature. He is going to bring with Him what He is—His undivided mind that is filled with the way that He and the Father have lived for all eternity. HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV - recommended. Verhoef takes issue with W. Rudolph who says that Haggai has no relevance for those of the Christian faith (vii), and strives to show the significance of both Haggai and Malachi for today. Haggai 2:9. He said, “You’re saying you don’t have time to build the Lord’s house. Every want, and every desire that can be necessary for time and eternity, all temporal, spiritual, and eternal blessings, are in Jesus. “Discouraged?” responded Edison. 1 On the twenty-first of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet saying, 2 "Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people saying, 3 'Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? The Work. Haggai 2:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Haggai 2:7, NIV: "I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty." As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. 520-516) after the Babylonian Exile. But we can persevere in whatever the Lord has given us to do for His kingdom. 119:9, 11)? In the first [and second] [Hag 1:1-2, 3-11], he endeavored to shame the people out of their apathy in beautifying their own houses, while the house of the Lord lay waste; and he tells them that all the drought on crops and cattle had its source in this neglect [cp. The Lord says, “From this day will I bless you.” It is worthwhile to note the day which is referred to in this promise. Consider your ways—, 1. Haggai See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. This is less than a month after they had set to work with a will, but their enthusiasm had drained away again, their energies had dissipated, and once again they were becoming discouraged. One of the more controversial passages in the book of Haggai is 2:6,7. Be a Berean - Not always a literal interpretation. Haggai was a prophet of the remnant of Israel and Judah that remained after the 70 years in captivity, and his task was to instruct, encourage and also rebuke after their recent return to the land. (4) What do you think about the most? But now, in response to Haggai’s word from the Lord, the leaders and people had begun to rebuild on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month of the second year of Darius (Sept. 21, 520 B.C. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Haggai 2:7: The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Holiness means that God goes across or overarches. 7 'and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to h the 1 Desire of All Nations, 2 and I will fill this 3 temple with i glory,' says the LORD of hosts. The solutions to man's problems will come because He is sitting on the throne of nations. 5 According to the word that I couenanted with you, when ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth among you, Feare ye not. Haggai 2:7-9 New International Version (NIV). But in spite of all of these obstacles, Wilberforce persevered. If it doesn’t come easy, why pursue it? The Minor Prophets Do I truly want God’s blessing on my life, on my family, and on the ministry that He has entrusted to me? Now, the Lord saw these chastened ones commencing to obey His word and build His temple, and therefore He says, “From the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid, consider. Devotionals on Haggai Haggai challenged them on this because that is not necessarily the case. Moody Bible Institute, STEVE ZEISLER The decisive vote on that issue came on July 26, 1833, just three days before Wilberforce died. on Haggai He deals at length with many of the problems by giving different views and factors to weigh`e.g., on God's love and hate (Mal 1:2-3), "one" (2:15), and "Elijah" (4:4-6). Hag 2:4ff.). It is conservative and offers much on current literature, introductory matters, and verse by verse content, adeptly explaining the text and flow of thought. When we ask someone what is the greatest characteristic of God, we get answers like His love, His grace, His mercy, His forgiveness. Commentary on Haggai It is one thing to live in a fool’s paradise of our own imagining; it is a very different thing to trust life and to find it reveal its trustworthiness in return for the venture of faith. Whom do you most admire? 3. It’s easy to begin a new ministry in the local church. His mercy is a holy mercy. No one shall say, "I am sick. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi are the three prophets to the restored remnant that returned from Babylon. He will instill this way of life into their minds. Our seeking is to facilitate our coming to know Him so that we can be like Him. Divine Announcement: The Command to Rebuild the Temple (1.1–15 ) Introduction: Reluctant Rebuilders (1.1–2) Consider your ways: fruitless prosperity (1.3–12) Promise and … They all make frequent use of the title ''The Lord of Hosts.''. From this Stevenson was singularly free. You put your "wages in a bag with holes" (v. 6). When the prophets observed the quickening of the currents of providence in any direction, whether of judgment or of salvation, the presentiment filled their minds that it was the beginning of the Day of the Lord. Every day you exchange a day of your life for something. Haggai assured them that a greater glory than that of the past temple was to come to the house of Israel. Haggai, A Commentary. 3. His eyes are not in the ends of the earth or in the far-off unknown future. B. This call comes to His thoughtless, dilatory, procrastinating people Let us hear it as coming to ourselves. God is sovereign over the nations and kingdoms of this world. Obedience and reverence are prerequisites for spiritual blessing (Haggai 1:12-14), 6. 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