Haggai 14

This post is Day 14 in a series of studies about “Haggai”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Haggai – Day 14

Haggai 1:15-2:1

In the second year of King Darius, on the twenty first day of the seventh month, the word of The Lord came through the prophet Haggai.

The Thought

There is something strange here! The first phrase In the second year of King Darius is the last verse of the first chapter in many Bible translations. While in others it has been added into the beginning of chapter 2. Chapters and verses were not added into our Bibles until many years after the original scripts were written. The first recorded text with chapters and verses appear towards the end of the 14th century.

But more important than dates or chapters and verses is the second part of the verses above: the word of The Lord came through the prophet Haggai. God spoke regularly to His prophets throughout both testaments in our Bibles. And He is still doing that today. Although there was a time in history when people believed that God had stopped speaking and we must just read what was written in our Bibles. How wrong could that be! God never stops speaking. He still has His prophets and many can be found via internet today. But many churches, both big and small, also have people gifted in hearing God’s voice in different situations.

But God is speaking to each of His children regularly too. Let’s keep listening!


Pray that you will hear God’s voice for yourself today.

Praise God for those valiant translators and labourers who made God’s word available in the language you read today, and also those who added chapters and verses to make it easier for us to remember where certain important truths are written.

Praise God also for the number of translation groups there are making the Bible available in countries where it has been banned, or just not readable.

If you want to know more look at Wycliffe Bible translators.

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