The Summarized Bible - Old Testament

By Keith Leroy Brooks


Key Thought   Number of Chapters   Key Verse   Christ Seen As:
Build   2   1:8  

The Desire of all Nations.

Writer of the Book:   Date:   Conclusion of the Book
Haggai   About 520 B. C.   God demands first place in life and in service.


Contents: Jehovah's chastening because of the interrupted work on His house. The work on the temple recommenced.

Characters: God, Darius, Haggai, Zerubbabel, Joshua.

Conclusion: Those are strangers to their own interests who prefer the conveniences and ornaments of the temporal life before the carrying on of God's work in the community. If we would have the real comfort and continuance of temporal enjoyments, we should make God our friend by putting His interests first, otherwise that which we gain is put into a bag with holes. ey Word: Temple, vv. 2, 14.

Strong Verses:   6, 7.


Contents: The various temples. Chastening because of priest's impurity and the peoples' delay. Future destruction of Gentile power.

Characters: God, Haggai, Zerubbabel, Joshua.

Conclusion: If we take no care of the interests of God's work, we cannot expect that He should take care of all our interests. If we are employed in His work, we should be jealous over ourselves, lest we spoil it by going about it with unsanctified hearts and hands.

Key Word: Jehovah's house, v. 3.

Strong Verses:   6, 7, 8, 9.

Striking Facts: v. 7. Christ is the desire of all nations, for in Him shall all the families of the earth be blessed with the best of blessings. The shaking of nations will take place in the great Tribulation, which will be followed by Christ's coming in glory.