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Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Book Of Haggai
Thus says the Lord of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord. *** Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? *** Consider your ways. You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. *** Consider your ways. Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified *** You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. *** I am with you, declares the Lord. *** Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? *** Yet now be strong *** Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord *** Work, for I am with you *** According to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. *** Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. *** And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. *** The silver is mine, and the gold is mine. *** The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace *** From this day on I will bless you.” *** I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. *** I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders.