Spiritual Discouragement
Delivered By
Travis Markes
Delivered On
January 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Haggai 2:1-9
Subject
Purpose over Preference
Attached Document
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Description

In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet: “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, ‘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, O Zerubbabel, declares the LORD. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the LORD. Work, for I am with you, declares the LORD of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the LORD of hosts: 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, declares the LORD of hosts. 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, declares the LORD of hosts.’ ” (Haggai 2:1-9 ESV)

 

1. Reasons for becoming spiritually discouraged.

*Dwell on the “Good ole Days.” (v. 3)

*Play the comparison game. (v. 3)

*Forget to keep the main thing the main thing. (v. 3, 5)

*Living in the past will lead to looking down on the present causing us to forget about God’s promises for the future. (v. 9)

 

2. Remedies for overcoming spiritual discouragement.

*Learn to let go of the past.

*Keep a proper view of God.

*Look towards the future with joy because the best is yet to come. (v. 6-9)

*Get up and start moving for God. (v. 4)