Contributed on Aug 4, 2011
The people had heard the message, God's prophet had spoken and the words convicted the people to their very core. They repented and God responded!
Contributed on Aug 12, 2011
The Jews were fearful that their disobedience in not rebuilding the Temple was going to put them back into exile, but in their repentance they see a loving and forgiving God that absolutely blows their mind!
Contributed on Aug 16, 2011
God warns the people that their holiness is not based on them or what they can do, but it comes directly from Him.God calls them to a submission and obedience which He blesses... but will not bless if that obedience is not sustained.
Contributed on Sep 7, 2011
God called for obedience from the people and leaders, but God promises blessing to those who are willing. In this passage, Zerubbabel is promised by God that He would shake all of heaven and earth to protect and bless him if he would remain obedient to Go