Verse: ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. Haggai 2:9
Story: People of Israel came back from captivity and started to build the temple of God. But it stopped due to opposition. Later word of God came through prophets, to be strong and restart the work they started. Resources they had; where very limited to complete the construction. Some old people who seen the old temple in its glory; was so sad seeing the state of the new temple. But the Lord promised, He will shake nations and will bring the gold and silver that the glory of latter temple will be greater that the former.
Lesson: We also came out of captivity of sins, and started to build the temple of God (our service to God), but due to different challenges we also stopped and started to live a busy self centered life. Some of us tried to start and others started to re-build but lost hope as we feel sad at the current state. But today the Lord is promising if we surrender, Lord will make our latter days glorious than the former days.
Prayer: Father Lord, we need a restart, help us to re-build the temple. We believe our latter days will be greater than the former days in Jesus name. Amen.