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 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. In either case, the contrast is between two things, either the temple in that its former estate, and this its latter estate after the captivity, or the two temples of Solomon and Zerubbabel. 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. The use of a plural verb here does not militate against the Messianic interpretation, for there are instances in which the verb agrees with the second of two nouns."[14]SIZE>. v3 Some of you remember this house in its first *glory. Barnes's Haggai 2:9 Bible Commentary 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 . The ‘latter house’ is ever in this respect more glorious than ‘the former.’ Of what a history of God’s providence and grace are we who live in these latter days cognisant! And though it is said that the building which Herod made, was exceeding beautiful and rich, we should not think that it was in its beauty like to the house which Solomon built. (1-11) He promises God's assistance to them. It includes peace with God, i.e, forgiveness, acceptance, reconciliation with Him. The songs which were sung within its walls not only celebrated the Exodus and the other great deliverances for which their fathers praised the Lord, but the sorrows and hopelessness of Babylon, followed by the glorious restoration which filled their hearts with laughter, and their tongues with melody. Benjamin is called the beloved of the Lord, Genesis 42:4, God’s darling (as their father Benjamin was old Jacob’s), because God dwelt between his shoulders, sc. 2:9 "the latter glory of this house will be greater than the former" This must be interpreted in light of two contexts: 1. return from exile and later to Herod's temple. It was an occasion to stir up mixed feelings among the people. In any event, preachers should avoid reading Haggai as motivating the restoration of the temple in order to receive wealth. Honesty is a core component of living in relationship with others. A worried, upset congregation leaves no one at ease. Haggai 2:8 : Haggai 2:10 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. 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. 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. After … This was the true glory of the second Temple.’. As all probably applies to the Christian Church, the real house of God, its glory was most certainly greater than any glory which was ever possessed by that of the Jews. Charles L. Feinberg discussed this verse as follows: "Moreover, in Hebrew an abstract noun is often used instead of the concrete; thus a reference to the Messiah is not automatically ruled out on the basis of language considerations. 3. 65. And in this place will I give 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). Taaniot, fol. And I called drought upon the earth, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon everything that the ground produces, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands." Archbishop Thomson, Lincoln's Inn Sermons, p. 390. and a rich people, with incredible spoils taken from conquered nations, gave a glory to the first house, but God himself will give the glory of this house. The treasure of the nations appears as silver and gold in verse 8 and will contribute to the improved magnificence of the temple (Haggai 2:9). This pattern mirrors the communication between Haggai and God. Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, A resource for the whole church from Luther Seminary. KJV: King James Version The kingdom of God is joy and peace Ephesians 2:14-15, Ephesians 2:17; Christ is our peace; made peace; preaches peace. Compare Isaiah 9:6. The glory of the temple of Solomon was, that in it the majesty of God appeared, veiling itself in a cloud: in this, that same Majesty showed itself, in very deed united with the Flesh, visible to sight: so that Jesus Himself said, John 14:9. Yet Haggai promised that this second temple in its poverty should be more glorious than the first, because the desire of all nations, even Christ Himself, should come to it, and the Lord of hosts should fill it with glory. 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. All times and places may be considered holy under the Gospel. In this flesh of ours, and under this second temple, Christ not only uttered oracles, did miracles, and finished the great work of our redemption, but also laid the foundation of the Christian Church. The latter house resounded with a clearer and grander message than the former.—In the former the worshipper spelt out the message of reconciliation and restored communion with fallen man by the help of bleeding victims and emblematic feasts; in the latter, the Saviour Himself cried—‘If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink.’ And the apostles went thither and ‘preached all the words of this life.’ And to us of these latter times is the word of this salvation sent; and this is a message which makes the rudest barn more truly glorious than the first Temple in all its magnificence. III. 1. fol. Those who are hearty in the Lord's service shall receive encouragement to proceed... View the entire commentary. 5-9). Structure of Haggai For I am with you . 8 The siluer is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. He gives us here His “Gospel of peace.” Even if the clergyman’s heart is heavy, the lips of the evangelist utter the blessed tidings, and the word in season helps the soul of the weary. Saith the Lord of hosts; solemnly avowed by the Lord of hosts, who cannot deceive, or be deceived. Vid. These words refer to the first and the second temple at Jerusalem. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” 1. ; for surely Solomon was greater than he. "In this place ..." As Keil accurately pointed out, "This place is not the temple, but the city of Jerusalem,"[19] from which place the word of the Lord went forth from Mount Zion. The Arabic version adds, "peace of soul, I say, to be possessed by everyone that labours to raise up this temple.'. 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The process of the restoration of the temple in Haggai resembles elements of the temple’s construction under Solomon — resources from other nations, finest construction material (1Kings 7:13-51). “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. God has said that His glory He will not give to graven images; and as a small cloud can hide for a time the glory of the sun, so the dark sin of idolatry obscured to a great extent the glory of God in His own house. 7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. Jehovah would not manifest Himself in the same degree as He had before to a people who were suffering the punishment of their backslidings; and the house they had built Him was but a poor copy of the temple that had perished. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-minor-prophets/haggai While we know little about the person named Haggai, the book boasts the successful completion of work on the temple in the restoration period. These two critical events hang together in the same year, just as the formulaic writing of the book binds them together as deeply contemporary events. The latter house received a greater Guest than the former.—The house is honoured by those who dwell in it and visit it. 2:5) in the person of His chosen One (cf. The meaning of Haggai 1:9 is evident from the context. The tribe of Naphtali is first reckoned of those by Rachel’s side; because at Capernaum, in this tribe, Christ inhabited, Revelation 7:6, in which respect also this town is said to be lifted up to heaven, Matthew 11:2-3. And how shall it be said, if so, ‹great shall be the glory of this later house above the first?‘” The poor unconverted Jew did not know the answer to his question: “Through the presence of God, in the substance of our flesh; through the son given to us, Whose name should be Mighty God.” The glory of this temple was in Him Who John 1:14. was made Flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” “There Christ, the Son of God, was, as a Child, offered to God: there He sat in the midst of the Doctors; there He taught and revealed things, hidden from the foundation of the world. Thus the “glory” consists in this “peace.” This peace begins by the removal of the difficulty in the way of the just God accepting the guilty (Psalm 85:8, Psalm 85:10; Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 53:5; Zechariah 6:13; 2 Corinthians 5:18, 2 Corinthians 5:19); then it creates peace in the sinner‘s own heart (Isaiah 57:19; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; Ephesians 2:13-17; Philippians 4:7); then peace in the whole earth (Micah 5:5; Luke 2:14). The book accounts for five percent of the uses of the term “Lord of hosts,” even though it comprises only two tenths of one percent of the Bible. As "Shiloh" (Genesis 49:10) means peace, this verse confirms the view that Haggai 2:7, "the Desire of all nations," refers to Shiloh or Messiah, foretold in Genesis 49:10. 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. There is no room for a third temple. 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. The NRSV renders the Hebrew shalom as “prosperity.” And while a technically correct translation, this remains insufficient. Unlike the often repeated “do not fear” of Isaiah (e.g., Isaiah 7:4; 35:4; 40:9 and Haggai 2:5), “take courage” (verse 4), echoing Haggai 1:13, reads here as Tim Meadowcroft sees it, as “be strong and effective.”1. “Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory, anti how do you see it now?” He had spoken of its “first glory.” Now he says, in contrast, its later glory should be greater than that of its most glorious times. Commentary on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 View Bible Text . The Hebrew prophet Haggai wrote about B.C. ), 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. Chapter 2. The Lord also promised to bring peace to the site of the temple, Jerusalem. Rites and ceremonies retired more into the background; and prayer began to assume its true place in public worship. The glory of this latter house was greater, because therein the same Divine majesty appeared, not covered with a cloud but really incarnated. Will I give peace; a spiritual, internal, and heavenly peace, in pardoning guilt and destroying sin, which displeaseth God, and disquieteth man himself. A greater glory still may be ours. Haggai 2:1-9 God's Encouragement for Discouraged Servants Excerpt from introduction - The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, tried again and again to find the right filament for the incandescent electric light bulb. They came back as exiles, by the permission of a foreign power, to the land that their fathers had conquered. In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,a. While we know little about the person named Haggai, the book boasts the successful completion of work on the temple in the restoration period. While taking pains, through the gradualness of his rebuilding, to preserve the identity of the fabric, he lavished his wealth, to draw off their thoughts from the king, whom the Jews looked for, to himself. II. III. The new sanctuary is regarded as identical with that reared by Solomon. Really. latter house, &c. Render: "Greater shall he the last glory of this house than the first". Now this cannot be said because Jesus Christ made his personal appearance in that temple, or rather in that built by Herod; for, though we allow that Jesus Christ is equal with God, we do not grant that he is greater. Who are the subjects of it, or the persons to whom he will give it? ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. Reading. And of this inward peace the Septuagint (according to the Roman edition) taketh the text, and so doth Ambrose; Haec est pax super pacem, This is peace above peace. Hope and recollection struggled against each other, when they dwelt by turns on the state from which they had been cast down, and on their hopes of restoration. His attempt shows how the eyes of the Jews were fixed on this prophecy, then when it was about to be fulfilled. All have passed away; and yet, says God, ‘The glory of the latter house shall be greater than of the former.’. "The work of the people serves as an expression of God's work among them. This was but an outward thing, however blessed, compared with that holy rest prepared for the people of God, and brought into the world by that eternal Son of God, in whom righteousness and peace kissed each other. .—Better, The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former. II. I. I. This peace begins by the removal of the difficulty in the way of the just God accepting the guilty (Psalms 85:8; Psalms 85:10; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 53:5; Zechariah 6:13; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19); then it creates peace in the sinner's own heart (Isaiah 57:19; Acts 10:36; Romans 5:1; Romans 14:17; Ephesians 2:13-17; Philippians 4:7); then it shall at last make peace in the whole earth (Micah 5:5; Luke 2:14). 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. Haggai 2:9. Commentary on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 View Bible Text . The odd verse division that starts this passage serves as a helpful marker in its interpretation. Those five things, the absence whereof they felt, were connected with their atoning worhip or God‘s presence among them; “the ark with the mercy-seat and the cherubim, the Urim and Tummin, the fire from heaven, the Shechinah, the Holy Spirit.” Material magnificence could not replace spiritual glory. Haggai 2:9 KJV 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. Instead, Haggai calls the people to acknowledge the centrality of the temple given their past and their future. Haggai 2:6-9 The Desire of the Nations . II. 1. 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 … Whence is it to be obtained? If Solomon takes the credit for a building of glory, the honor of its restoration belongs to God. It remains, that what gave it the greater glory was the personal presence of the Messiah in it, his doctrines, and his miracles: in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts; not temporal peace, for there was little of that during the second temple; witness the times of the Maccabees, and the wars with the Romans; but spiritual peace, through the blood and righteousness of Christ; peace with God; reconciliation for sin, through the sacrifice of the Son of God, in whom he is well pleased; yea, Christ himself may be meant, the Prince of peace, the Man the peace, who is our peace, Isaiah 9:6 the author of peace between God and men, between Jew and Gentile; the giver of spiritual and eternal peace: him the Lord gave, "put", and set in this place, the temple, as before observed; and where the Gospel of peace was preached, and from whence it went forth into all the world. "[17] And, while it is true enough that it "has a comprehensive meaning, signifying total mental, spiritual, and physical well-being,"[18] "peace" is the primary meaning of the word; and it is thus used at the present time by Jews all over the world. . Matthew 21:12; Matthew 21:13. glory Or, the future glory of this house shall be greater than the former. . Though Zerubbabel's temple was taken down to the foundations when Herod rebuilt the temple, the latter was considered, in a religious point of view, as not a third temple, but virtually the second temple. The religious knowledge of the people was kept up through the regular public reading and distribution of the Scriptures, which were early collected into their present canonical form. 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