Consider the Lord
Bible Passage: Haggai 2:1-9
It has nearly been a month after work started on the Temple. The people responded well to Haggai’s first message. They repented and they returned to the work. God blessed richly as His Word declares near the end of chapter 1.
However, now a new problem has arisen. The problem is that of discouragement.
The work of Temple reconstruction would be a daunting task, but the people had a mind to work. I can imagine during the intervening weeks from Haggai’s first message to this message, the people concentrated on clearing the site of rubble, bringing in stone to shore up the site, testing the walls that remained, and organizing teams of workman for their particular tasks.