The Blessings of Purity│Haggai 2:10-19

Series: Haggai

July 26, 2020
Pastor Daniel Lee

We are continuing our Haggai Series looking at Haggai 2:10-19. In the previous two weeks, we learned that thriving in "less than ideal" circumstances calls for right priorities (worshipping God) and obedience (obeying God). This week, we will learn the third aspect, which was purity (right heart towards God). Even when the Israelites were doing their external duties, their work was defiled as their hearts were not right. So as they were called to rebuild the temple, the call was to also check their hearts and relationship towards God. In the end, there is a message of hope and grace, as God promises to bless them even though they were a defiled people.

Episode Notes

  • Obedience without Purity is defilement
  • Haggai 2:10
  • Haggai 2:11-14
  • Defilement is pervasive, Purity is hard to come by
  • We seek Purity with three things: (this with the list can be all on one slide)
    1. Heeding God's chastisement
    2. Searching our hearts
    3. Active Repentance
  • Haggai 2:15-17
  • Hebrews 12:5a-6, 10b-11 (i copied and pasted the exact portion I will reference)
    • “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. 6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives…but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
  • Psalm 139:23-24
  • Psalm 51:16-17
  • Haggai 2:18-19
  • The Hope of Blessings for a Repentant People
  • The promises of God are reassuring
  • The grace of God brings hope

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