The rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem is the theme of this book. Sixteen years had passed since the remnant had returned and the temple was unfinished while the people were busy finishing their own houses. Haggai preached in order to stir up the leaders and the people to fulfill their duty in finishing the Lord’s house.
Each division is marked by the words, “came the word of the LORD by Haggai”.
I. Consider Your Ways (1)
II. The Temples (2:1-9)
III. Renewal of Consecration for the Priests (2:10-19)
IV. Judgment on the Kingdoms (2:20-23)