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The inf. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Commentaries for Haggai Chapter 2 Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first. .—Better, The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former. The first temple was burnt by the Chaldees, and the wall of Jerusalem was broken down, and the people carried captive to Babylon, and it was more than fifty years after that the foundation of the second house was laid. The latter house received a greater Guest than the former.—The house is honoured by those who dwell in it and visit it. III. The motivation that Haggai lays out consistently points to God’s activities. Recount this chronicle of two generations, one with memories of a glorious past and one with some hopes for a faithful future. In any event, preachers should avoid reading Haggai as motivating the restoration of the temple in order to receive wealth. Though His presence, realised even in common life, keeps us peaceful in the midst of strife, yet there is a special calm about His house which gives us pause and refreshment after we have striven, and before we go again into conflict--a calm which bids us, on the Lord’s day and in the Lord’s house, set aside all thoughts of party, all the bitterness of controversy, and, instead, pray for one another, that thus, as far as lieth in us, we may live peaceably with all men. Synagogues were established, the people having learnt at Babylon that God’s Presence might be enjoyed in their assemblies in any place or circumstances. The Gospel is specially the dispensation of peace; Christ is our peace. Haggai 2:9 ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the Lord of hosts.” Sermon Bible Commentary. Despite our preference for the KJV in this verse, the commentary above is written upon our version (ASV) and interpreted accordingly. 1. , than the former; which, if true, could not answer to the deficiencies before mentioned; or be an encouragement to the builders to go on in their work: nor in the riches brought into it by the Gentiles in the times of the Maccabees, which was very inconsiderable; and could never make it equal to Solomon's temple, and much less preferable to it; nor by Alexander the great honouring it with his presenceF16Azariah, Meor Enayim, c. 51. fol. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. The translators of most of the versions and translations since the KJV have made "desire" plural, reading it "the desires" "the precious things," "the desirable things," etc. For what the wise of blessed memory have said of the beauty of the house of Herod is in relation to the house which Zerubbabel built. When this is witnessed to the soul by the Spirit of God the enmity is removed, or the will is subdued, and the affections are brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Ver. If the priorities of our heart are wrong, nothing we do is really holy to God. v. 23, i.e., a king of the tribe of Judah [Gen. 49:10] and family of Jesse [II Samuel 7]). 3. There is no room for a third temple. Really. Hebrews 1:2), and who said of Himself, "In this place is one [or, literally, a something greater, meizon (Greek #3185): the indefiniteness marking the infinite vastness whereby He is] greater than the temple" (Matthew 12:6), and who "sat daily teaching in it" (Matthew 26:55). Jesus Calls serves to bring comfort and healing to the broken hearted without distinction through prayer offered all 24/7 throughout the year. 8 The siluer is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former - or, perhaps, more probably, “the later glory of this house shall be greater than the former;” for he had already spoken of the present temple, as identical with that before the captivity. Our peace depends on what Christ has done for us, and has promised to do in us, and not on what we can do in and for ourselves; and our possession of peace depends on the confidence with which we believe His word and rely upon His power. Really. Haggai 1:11. The Arabic version adds, "peace of soul, I say, to be possessed by everyone that labours to raise up this temple.'. Commentary on the Texts Haggai 1:15b-2:9. Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. Bab. Greater than of the former; more truly glory, and in higher degrees; the least of Christ is greater glory than all the magnificence of Solomon. 7 And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. A peaceful, serene, tranquil frame of mind; and peace with all men. The Gospel is described as Zechariah 9:10 “shall speak peace to the Pagan;” He himself should be “our peace” Micah 5:5. The new sanctuary is regarded as identical with that reared by Solomon. But since the book is small, we can take a quick tour through the two chapters to see how 2:1–9 fits into the lay of the land. God fills the temple with glory and God provides prosperity (verse 7b). . Zechariah 9:9, Zechariah 9:10. The author of this peace, and the way in which he will give it. After effectively encouraging the dispirited, apathetic, and indifferent community to begin work on the dilapidated temple (Haggai 1:12), Haggai needs to offer further inspiration in response to the inevitable lag in enthusiasm once the enormity of the project is realized. Haggai brings to a climax this section of encouragement by explicitly stating that the later glory of this house would be greater than the former (vv. Therefore, since in this passage God appears as the builder, the restored temple will surpass its previous state in magnificence. What God accounts a glory, must be somewhat better than silver and gold. II. Rather than simply hearing the words of Haggai, readers hear from the community thus foregrounding the critical role of the community. In the second year of King Darius: The prophecy of Haggai gives us several specific chronological marking points (Haggai 1:1, 1:15, 2:1, 2:10, 2:20). Archbishop Thomson, Lincoln's Inn Sermons, p. 390. A greater glory still may be ours. This teaches us that it is not the house, but the presence that sanctifies the house, that constitutes its glory. Bethlehem, though it be the least, [Micah 3:6] is yet not the least among the princes of Judah, [Matthew 2:6] because Christ was born there. While we know little about the person named Haggai, the book boasts the successful completion of work on the temple in the restoration period. And as the ages rolled over them, a richer accumulation of God’s wonderful works to His Chosen People inspired the praises of the sanctuary. Tell this story of a people trying to rebuild their lives and determine where God is in the midst of it. II. “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.” This it was which Malachi sang with joy Malachi 3:1, “The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in.”, And in this place I will give peace - Temporal peace they had now, nor was there any prospect of its being disturbed. Haggai 2:9(NASB) Verse Thoughts Haggai was a post-exile returnee to the land of Israel whose main ministry was to encourage the people to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem and to let them know that God was with them and would help them. That certainly has not described the history of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount of any age since Haggai wrote. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former] Because Christ shall appear and preach in it, {as Haggai 2:7} who is the brightness of his Father’s glory, ac consequenter urbis et orbis; any relation to whom heighteneth and ennobleth both places and persons. But it is said that the glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. Taaniot, fol. - Haggai 2:9 (NIV) Jesus Calls is a global ministry founded by Late Brother D.G.S. Dhinakaran and led by Dr. Paul Dhinakaran. Haggai reproves the Jews for neglecting the temple. He keeps us secretly in His tabernacle from the strife of tongues. This is the teaching which gives peace to the troubled conscience, and we confidently assert that it is the teaching of our Church. But the "peace of God that passeth all understanding" is that legacy which the world can neither give nor take from God’s people, John 14:27. And at this temple this peace was first promulgated and proclaimed. Haggai’s words do more than offer a “build it and they will come” encouragement as seen in the movie Field of Dreams. Haggai 2:9 - Ang huling kaluwalhatian ng bahay na ito ay magiging lalong dakila kay sa dati, sabi ng Panginoon ng mga hukbo; at sa dakong ito ay magbibigay ako ng kapayapaan, sabi ng Panginoon ng mga hukbo. In the former house more powerful kings, and grander choirs of singers, and more richly attired priests with costlier sacrifices, worshipped and served than in the latter; but the Lord, Whom true worshippers had ever sought and longed for, suddenly came to it, and so gave it a glory which the former had never known. IV. Haggai reminds us not to be discouraged by outward appearance as the best is yet to come. in this place  …  peace — namely, at Jerusalem, the metropolis of the kingdom of God, whose seat was the temple: where Messiah “made peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20). The odd verse division that starts this passage serves as a helpful marker in its interpretation. The temple itself was profaned by Antiochus Epiphanes (Isaiah 9:6-7 “the Prince of peace: of the increase of His government and of His peace there was to be no end;” in His days Psalm 72:3, Psalm 72:7 “the mountains were to bring peace to the people; there should be abundance of peace, so long as the moon endureth; the work of righteousness was to be peace Isaiah 32:17, the chastisement of our peace (that which obtained it) was upon Him” Isaiah 53:5, “great should be the peace of her children” Isaiah 54:13, in the Gospel God would give peace, true peace, to the “far off and the near” Isaiah 57:19. Repentance and faith are both the gifts of God, and must be sought in the use of prescribed means, such as hearing the Word of God and prayer. saith he. 2:5) in the person of His chosen One (cf. Its restoration reflects the honor of the people in past and current generations for God. This verse lays out a correlation between the temple and full flourishing (NRSV, “prosperity,” KJV “peace) that can too easily be interpreted as a causal relationship. The Hebrew prophet Haggai wrote about B.C. 520-516) after the Babylonian Exile. The very next verse reminds us that God already owns all the gold and silver; and far from being an explanation of the nature of the promised glory, verse 8 is an explanation of what the glory is not! i. Haggai reminds them that their presence in the Promised Land doesn't make everything they do holy. The glory, which God intends to put upon this temple. "Peace" for mankind never yet came out of a Jewish temple. Shared leadership, collaboration between civic and religious leadership, inclusion in religious decisions, and overcoming of internal differences are aspects vital to the integration and self-identity of the community. He called them to reverence and glorify God by building the Temple in spite of local and official opposition. Here we learn that the prophecy began in September, 520 B.C.i. Ezekiel 48:2. Basic Questions, Advanced Questions, Question formats A. Identifying the Problem (Haggai 1:1-11) B. For the law (that perfect law of liberty, the gospel, James 1:25) came out of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem, to all the ends of the earth, Isaiah 2:3, Psalms 110:1. The meaning of Haggai 1:9 is evident from the context. While the phrasing of verse 6 may sound eschatological, preachers should remember the strict dating system of the book in order to keep Haggai’s concerns within contemporary time. They came back as exiles, by the permission of a foreign power, to the land that their fathers had conquered. ), It is Christ who really speaks to us, both out of the Old Testament and out of the New, this blessed message of the Lord, “In this place will I give peace.” It is His Spirit which revealed it to the prophet; it is His Word which is uttered in the Gospel; it is He Himself who gives it to us now and for evermore. But they could not build such a temple then, as Solomon built. His goal was to encourage the builders by giving a word of hope. This is the only Lectionary reading from the book of Haggai in the three year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary.In some ways that is unfortunate, especially since the reading chosen, even though it is part of the sequence of semi-continuous prophetic readings for Kingdomtide, fits more with the approach of Advent than it does … I. The sum of these two rules of the law is, that sin is more easily learned from others than holiness. 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