Whose House or reputation are you building?
1:9 You hoped for rich harvests, but they were poor. And when you brought your harvest home, I blew it away. Why? Because my house lies in ruins, says the LORD Almighty, while you are all busy building your own fine houses.
2:6-9 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth. I will shake the oceans and the dry land, too. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will come to this Temple. I will fill this place with glory, says the LORD Almighty. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD Almighty. The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the LORD Almighty. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the LORD Almighty, have spoken!
5:24 “I assure you, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.”
:39-40 “You search the Scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to me so that I can give you this eternal life.”
7:4-5 “You can’t become a public figure if you hide like this! If you can do such wonderful things, prove it to the world!” For even his brothers didn’t believe in him.
8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I assure you that everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free.” Jesus Words
OT Flash Points
Your resources come up short because you are building your own homes and leaving My House in ruins
NT Flash Points
In the natural view, Jesus seems to the Jewish leaders to be tearing down the “House” of God
That’s their problem
Upside-down thinking [“voiding God’s order by traditions of man”]
Whole armor – make sure you are complete – the House of God
Then wrestle with other things in His strength
Don’t be lazy