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Title: Scripture Reading Haggai 1:26


1
Scripture ReadingHaggai 12-6
Ye have sown much and bring in little ye eat,
and ye have not enough ye drink, but ye are not
filled with drink ye clothe you, but there is
none warm and he that earneth wages earneth
wages to put it into a bag with holes
2
Events of Haggais Day
  • The nation had returned from captivity
  • Israels captivity by Assyria 721-722 BC
  • Judahs captivity by Babylon 606 BC
  • Return from captivity 536 BC
  • Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Isaiah, Jeremiah
    prophesied before captivity
  • Daniel, Ezekiel prophesied during captivity
  • Haggai Zechariah prophesy afterwards
  • Haggai began c. 520 BC

3
Theme Build the Temple
  • Within the ruins of the city
  • Where mosque now stands

4
Wailing Wall in Herods Time
5
History of Second Temple
  • Foundation laid shortly after 536 BC
  • Opposition by non-Jews halted construction for 16
    years Ezra 38-13
  • God raised up Ezra and Zechariah to encourage the
    people Ezra 51-2 614
  • Four separate proclamations by Haggai
  • Our consideration is the first
  • Why are we not prospering? 12-11

6
Bags with holes
  • As we would say, My pocket has a hole in it
    nothing I do makes any difference!
  • Sown much bring in little
  • Eat still hungry
  • Drink still thirsty
  • Put on clothes still cold
  • Earn wages lost by holes in bag
  • Heavens withhold dew
  • Drought on land and cattle
  • The hurrier I go, the behinder I get


7
This Was Not Accidental
  • They were being punished for putting material
    things before the spiritual
  • Gods house lay in ruins
  • Everyone was concerned about ceiled houses
  • Did God need a house to live in? Was he destitute
    and needy? 28
  • No, but they needed a reminder that God was in
    their midst
  • Example Lords supper

8
We Can Suffer Same Fate
  • 1 Cor 31-3 The Carnal Mind
  • Sports, Jobs, Recreation, Family Ties come before
    God
  • Hard lesson to bring in land of prosperity
  • What if your pockets dont have holes and you are
    prospering financially?
  • What if prodigal had remained wealthy? Luke 15
  • Do we have to suffer to see this truth?

9
We Need To See Our True Condition
  • Rev 314-18 Spiritual Blindness
  • 1 Cor 46-8 Spiritual elite-ism
  • Danger of not seeing our need of God
  • Danger of depreciating spiritual life
  • Worldly satisfaction that does not allow
    interference of religion
  • What do you have that you did not receive?
  • Do you feel a sense of need for God in your life?

10
No True Prosperity Without God
  • You may have wealth, but you will not prosper
    without God
  • Luke 12 rich man who left all behind
  • Luke 16 rich man who woke up in Hades
  • Lesson of Solomon vanity of vanities
  • What legacy are you leaving your family?
  • What influence are you giving your children?
  • Can you discern true riches Lk 814 1611?
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