After 14 years of doing nothing the Lord finally sent the prophet Haggai to confront the apathy and laziness of His remnant. First, the Lord rebukes them for their excuse.
Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying: “This people says, ‘The time has not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built.'”
Really? But the Lord responds to their excuse this way.
“Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?”
In other words, you can’t find the time to build My house but you have plenty of time to build your own house.
Sound familiar? I thought so. Keep listening for more of Haggai’s message to us today.
The following is a study of Haggai 1:1-15.