Through-the-Bible Thursday: HAGGAI (3.5 mins) — To understand the significance of Haggai’s messages, it is necessary to recall the special circumstances of this remnant. Seventy years before their return, the prophet Jeremiah, who lived in the closing days of the kingdom of Judah, had foretold that judgment would overtake the nation. Because of their wickedness they would be carried into captivity at Babylon and their land would become a desolation. Nevertheless, it was prophesied that after seventy years the Lord would cause them to return to their land. Enter Haggai with a call to get to work! God’s people had failed, but God never gives up His purpose, nor forsakes His people because of their failure. Such are His ways with you child of God!