Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Sunday, August 30, 2020


Text: “For thus saith the LORD of hosts;  Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come:  and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.” – Haggai 2:6,7.

Comment: The Holy Bible clearly shows that the problems and calamities of mankind will not continue unabated. God Almighty has promised to set up His everlasting Kingdom where mankind will enjoy eternal life in perfect peace, safety and happiness. But before the full establishment of this kingdom, the evil system of things both in heaven and earth would be removed by Him, hence the shaking of the heavens and earth as stated in the text for today.

Apostle Paul explained that the shaking of heaven and the earth “signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain”. (Hebrews 12:26, 27) The universal kingdom of God is referred to as “the desire of all nations” because it has answer to all human sufferings and woes. There shall be no form of evil, oppression, distress or sorrow as experienced in the world today. (Revelation 21:1-5). All true worshippers of God should labour assiduously to be in God’s Kingdom by His grace. (1 Corinthians 2:9,10). Apostle Peter said: “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” – 2 Peter 3:13,14.

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