Haggai was called to a good and godly remnant who as a result of discouragement had lost a sense of priority. This same problem has afflicted Christians in every age. We lose our determination and zeal. We become focused on careers, homes and all the other trappings of a materialistic society. We no longer have the interest in the Lord’s Work that once we had. This is not apostasy but a lukewarmness that overtakes the body of the Church. To such a people Haggai was called.
The days of revival were over, spiritual darkness was encroaching; yet the prophet found solace in the God who sings and rejoices in His faithful remnant.
We are confronted by imponderable situations that cause us to doubt and fear. Therefore we must walk the puzzling journey with Habakkuk seeking answers that we might be brought to the light of faith and understanding.
Micah along with the other prophets testified to a singular God, one who ruled and governed alone, one who would not tolerate sin, who honoured his promises. When it seemed that so many were seeking after new religions and other gods Micah stood out from the crowd to defend the God who was unique, the one and only true God. This was his calling.
Almost 100 years after God called Isaiah to be His spokesman in Judah, He raised up Jeremiah to continue this good work. For approximately forty years this man of God proclaimed the truth to Jerusalem but the people were unwilling to listen.