Rebuilding the Temple - the Book of Haggai
God's blessing meant the temple rebuilding was completed as promised. But we have a far greater temple-builder who guarantees the far more glorious temple of the Church must be completed as well.
Zerubbabel, leader of God's people is called the LORD's signet ring - one with the closest possible relationship to God and through whom all his purposes are being carried out. But he is only a pointer to our true leader, the Lord Jesus - God's ultimate Chosen One.
Unclean and contaminating people transformed to holy people under God's blessing - how did that happen and how can it happen for us?
We sometimes feel our work in the church is insignificant and not achieving anything - in fact our work for God has far bigger and greater consequences than we could possibly imagine!
The Israelite's in Haggai's day were struggling and downhearted - because their priorities were wrong.