The word consider is used again and again in this book of only two chapters. The phrases consider your ways, as well as consider now are recurring themes. They are good reminders for us in our own day and age. God’s Word challenges us to not be casual about our lives, taking them for granted, doing what comes “naturally.” His encouragement to us is to live intentionally, make right choices, and be good stewards of all He’s given us.
In the days of Haggai, the task at hand was to rebuild the temple. The people were busy about their own lives and dwellings. Haggai charges them to reconsider their priorities. That’s a convicting charge even today.
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.