“The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts…” – Haggai 2:9 After a long delay, the small remnant of Jews who returned to Jerusalem began to rebuild the temple again.
Jewish exiles were finally back in their homeland. They were stirred up to return home and to rebuild the temple. But they soon began to find out that finishing the job was even harder than starting. They faced opposition from
Zephaniah is a tough book. It begins with God promising to “consume all things from off the land.” (1:2). Not only will judge Judah (1:1-18, 3:1-7), He will also judge Gentile nations (2:4-15, 3:8). But the book ends on a
Our last in-person meeting was on March 22nd. Since then we have enjoyed presenting and preaching for several churches through live and recorded video. Several churches sent offerings even though our meetings had been cancelled or done over the internet.
They say that hindsight is 2020. It really doesn’t take too much intelligence to know the right decision later, but it does take wisdom to make the right decision before. In Zephaniah 2, God tells people to come together and
And it shall come to pass at that time, That I will search Jerusalem with candles, And punish the men that are settled on their lees: That say in their heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will he
The end of Habakkuk is very different from the beginning. Habakkuk opens the book burdened, crying out, frustrated with the corruption he saw all around him and God’s lack of intervention. He closes the book awed to his core, resting
Jesus told us to pray for the Lord of the harvest to send forth labourers into His harvest. It is clear that we must pray for God to raise up more missionaries to carry the gospel to the nations. Our
Habakkuk had a lot of questions for God (see chapter 1). Why was God not dealing with the wicked? Why was it taking so long for God to answer? Why would He then allow the wicked Babylonians to invade Israel?
This is a fascinating chapter in which Habakkuk talks with God and tries to understand what God is doing in the world. He has a burden and he cries out to God, “How long? When will you hear? When will