The prophet Haggai is unique for two reasons.
- He is the only person in all the Old Testament with the name Haggai
- His is the only book in the Bible containing two chapters
But more importantly, Haggai was God’s spokesman sent to awaken and arouse the post-captivity Jews from their lethargy. With determined focus, he pursued one major goal: to complete the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem.
He was a “get it done” leader; a highly motivated man who attacked indifference as the enemy it was. Haggai (and later Zechariah) was used by the Lord to afflict the comfortable, convincing them there was no excuse for delay. As all of us realize, Haggai’s message is greatly needed in our me-first day of selfishness and indolence.