Not long after God’s people started to rebuild the temple, another enemy attacked them, halting the process.
This time the enemy was from within: the enemy of discouragement. God sends an important and timely message, through His prophet Haggai, to encourage His people to press on in their kingdom work, knowing that they are building far more than they can possibly imagine.
Haggai provides us with three points to help us overcome discouragement and encourage us to persevere:
- God understands our discouragements (vv. 1-3)
- God encourages us with His presence (vv. 4-5)
- God assures us with His promise (vv. 6-9)