As our country continues to struggle, the focus of solutions and reform efforts are almost exclusively centered on political remedies. The riveted attention given to our upcoming national election is a great illustration of this.
COVID-19 and its economic impact, increasing social unrest, a cold war with China and the reality of a nuclear Iran are no small threats, nor is our runaway national debt; America’s challenges seem to be increasing exponentially.
Are political solutions, policies, and elections, the total answer? Are they the ultimate way to fix these problems? Is this the way to properly diagnose, remedy, and cure our increasingly complex national ailments?
One need only peer for seconds into a tiny two-chapter Old Testament book — the book of Haggai — to catch an enormously different perspective and analysis – a heavenly, transcendent perspective, God’s perspective — as to what is the real, underlying problem: The book of Haggai more than suggests that it is a spiritual one.
Capitol Ministries just published the Bible study, “What Would Haggai Say To D.C. Officeholders?“ This study examines the journey of the exiled Judeans who returned to Jerusalem after 70 years in captivity.
The Babylonians sacking Jerusalem and taking the Judeans captive had been a punishment from God for their disobedience. But they seemed not to have learned their lesson during their time in bondage because upon their return, they continued to disobey God.
How God dealt with His people during this disobedience, his messages to them through the prophet Haggai, and their ultimate response to Him has lessons for our nation, believers, and especially the leaders of our country.
The Bible study also shows how the book of Haggai has important implications about the mission of Capitol Ministries to make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the political arena of the world. Please prioritize studying this — it is especially vital for these alarming times in which we live.