Here are a few facts about the OT prophet Haggai....
~~~His name means "festive"
~~~He wrote the Book of Haggai to encourage the people of Israel who had returned from captivity in Babylon to complete the Temple construction.
~~~Haggai probably spent many years in captivity himself.
~~~The Book of Haggai ends with the promise of the coming of the Messiah
In Chapter 1, the Lord speaks thru Haggai to His people about rebuilding the Temple.
Haggai 1:4 - "Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins"?
These parts of the following verses really spoke to my heart....
Haggai 1:6 - "you eat, but are not satisfied"
"you drink but are still thirsty"
Haggai 1:13b - "I am with you, says the Lord"!
In Chapter 2, the Lord sent another message thru Haggai concerning the Temple. He said the treasures of all the nations would be brought to the Temple and He would fill it with His glory.
In Chapter 2, Verse 14, Haggai told the people that EVERYTHING they offered was defiled by sin.
Both the Books of Zephaniah and Haggai end with,
"I, the Lord, have spoken."
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!