‘From this day on I will bless you.’

Haggai 2:19

God’s returning people from Babylon had been re-building his house, but their efforts had been very diluted once the interruption at the end of Ezra 4 happened. They became distracted, looking after themselves, building their own houses and accumulating possessions. However, given Haggai’s encouragement, their behaviour showed signs of change. They started to put the Lord first, and the result was a promise of blessing.
Let us give ourselves wholeheartedly to the Lord so that we too, will be blessed in our service.

Daily Reading: Revelation 18