I) The Promise of the Reigning King . . . His Intent (vv. 20-22)
II) The Person of the Reigning King . . . His Identity (v. 23)
Spiritual Principle: God has inaugurated His promise to reign over, deliver salvation to, and show His glory among all peoples through Christ our King. If this is true: I believe we can make two definitive applications:
1) You as an individual who are in Christ can never sin to the point where God’s promises to you in Christ are nullified. Therefore, find peace in your promised salvation.
2) As a church, we can never mess up to the point where His plans to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth are thwarted. Therefore, find confidence in sharing this salvation with and serving others.
I) A Self-Made Righteousness never Satisfies (vv. 10-14)
II) A Dependent Disposition will Bless (vv. 15-19)
Spiritual Principle: A self-made righteousness will never put nor keep us in relationship with a Holy God. However, through trust and obedience in Him, God assures that He will sustain us.
- Self-Righteousness pushes further and further away from the Father and deeper and deeper into despair.
- Jesus's righteousness saves, sustains, blesses, and makes us a blessing to the Kingdom.
I) The Problem: The Certainty of Uncertain Times (vv. 1-3)
II) His Presence: Reflecting on the Steadfast Lord (vv. 4-5)
III) The Promise: Hoping in the Unchanging King (vv. 6-9)
Spiritual Principle: In response to our uncertainties and spiritually shaky times, God promises us a foundation and steadfastness in His unshakeable kingdom.
- Christ is the Foundation for this Kingdom
- Christ is the Entrance into this Kingdom
- Christ is the Steadfastness in this Kingdom
- Because Christ is the King of this Kingdom
I) V. 12 - A Precise Response to the Redeemer
II) V. 13 - A Powerful Reassurance by His Presence
III) VV. 14-15 - A Purposeful Reenergizing of their Spirits
- We are called to take a Corrected Perspective (v. 12)
- He finds pleasure in reminding us of His Perfect Presence (v. 13)
- We gain the Hope of a renewed Spiritual Productivity (vv. 14-15)
"A Warning for not Remembering the Redeemer." Haggai 1:1-11
I. The Reason for Considering Your Ways: Obsessing on Self over the Savior (vv. 1-6)
II. The Response of Considering Your Ways: Avoiding the Hard Hand of the Lord (vv. 7-11)
Half-hearted devotion to God (Christ) is really no devotion at all.
- We need to watch out for this in our own lives, families, and church.
- We are called to something more; we need something more.
- We too must consider our ways!