Haggai 2:7 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.

After the people of God returned to the work of building the temple, some of the older saints began to compare the smallness of the new temple with the magnificent temple that was built by Solomon. From the human perspective, there was no comparison at all. In fact, as far as they were concerned, the value of the new temple could not even come close to the value and splendor of Solomon’s temple. But thankfully God’s value system is not measured in terms of dollars and cents or size.

When Haggai prophesies of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, under the inspiration of The Holy Ghost, he identifies Him as The Desire of all nations (Haggai 2:7). Now there is an alternate translation that interprets that same phrase as the wealth of all nations, speaking of the wealth that the nations will contribute to the millennial temple. However, the real glory of God is revealed in The Person of Jesus Christ. When Christ returns, He is going to shake up all the kingdoms and governments of mankind and set up His Kingdom on earth that cannot be shaken.

Followers of Jesus Christ are transformed as they believe and hide in their hearts the promises of God. We believe that Jesus is coming again, because He said that He would (John 14:3). Because we believe that Jesus is coming again, we have a living hope that allows us to be unshakable in a world that is being shaken with fear, chaos, confusion, and despair. The true glory of God is not in any building, including the temple of God. The true glory of God is personified in the Person of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).

We live in a world that has a warped and corrupt value system. It is only by receiving Jesus Christ and valuing the things that He values that we find the real meaning and purpose of life both now and forever. Consider your ways, beloved. Is Jesus Christ The Desire of your life? Selah