In the face of discouragement the prophet Haggai encourages the people to again consider their hearts and to not be disheartened by appearances, but instead trust the promises of God’s word.
Worship and Wealth
The first wave of Jews returned to Jerusalem after their captivity in Babylon. They began to rebuild their temple only as far as the foundation. For sixteen years the work halted so God sent Haggai and Zechariah, calling the people to action.