Haggai 1:8 God’s Blessing

Haggai 1:8 (KJV)
Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

I imagine every sincere Christian wants God to be pleased with them, wants God to bless them. This chapter is really a formula for that blessing. 

It begins with a sorry people 
Things were tough for these first Jews back into the Promised Land and fresh out of Babylon. It seemed to them that the priority would be to get established. Build houses, businesses, and jobs. Religious services could come later. 

God urges them to reconsider 
So far, they had gotten nowhere. They were not blessed. They worked but couldn’t get ahead. They saved but could keep what they saved. They attempted to build warm houses but had failed. 

Pleasing God brings the blessings of God
And what would please God was to build the house of God. The investment of time, talent and treasure into God’s house was the way to please God. 

And by pleasing God they would bring upon themselves the blessing of God. 

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