Month: April 2016


This is a book about burdens. The burden of Malachi – for that is what the word oracle means. The burden of leadership and the burden of loving Israel in spite of their failures. The time gap between last week’s study of Haggai and this week is not seven days. It is closer to 100 years. The situation in Israel has changed. Not only have the people rebuilt the Temple but there was a tim ...[Read More]


We don’t know much about the prophet Haggai other than he wrote during a time of international turmoil or what he calls the shaking of the nations. It was a time when there was instability everywhere. Kings had been deposed. Revolutions had overturned dynasties. Power was being shifted constantly and there were warring factions in every country surrounding Israel. It was not the best of time ...[Read More]