Oct. 30. Blessings from Obedience

Hag. 2:1-23

After only four weeks of construction, the restored temple seemed to be lacking much in size and glory compared to the destroyed temple of Solomon. Haggai speaking for God encouraged the people, especially those who had seen the former temple to be strong for He was with them. The inward glory and peace of the new temple would exceed the outer glory of the former structure. Zerubbabel, the governor of the small recovering nation of Judah would become strong among the kingdoms.