Haggai 27

This post is Day 27 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 27

Haggai 2:17

I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to Me, declares the Lord.

The Thought

We can feel the sadness in God’s voice through Haggai here. The Sovereign Lord, who these people claimed to serve, wanted to be more than a distant God, He wanted to be recognised as one who cares for His faithful people, but the people were not interested. They had too many things to think about without giving Him more than the minimum necessary to satisfy Him. That must ring true with many people today.

How often have we thought that we couldn’t afford to give much to God because we had this or that to pay this month? We know He will understand, because He is a loving forgiving Lord. That is true, but He wants to be our very best friend too.

He wants those who sing to Him to love Him with all their hearts, because of who He is, not because of what He does for us. David, the shepherd who became king prayed: Teach me your way Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name (Psalm 86:11).


Read Psalm 86 today and feel David’s heart as he recognises his own real state: I am poor and needy (v1), and as he declares who God is for him, You are great and do marvellous deeds; you alone are God (v10).

Read on, and note that David prays for an undivided heart (v11) recognising that God has already done much for him (v13). Then David presented before his Lord his own personal situation: Arrogant foes are attacking me,O God, ruthless people are trying to kill me (v14) and eventually thanked God for previous answers to prayer (v17).

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