The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Haggai 1: 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work; for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts.
Haggai 1: 5 The word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt have I established, and My spirit abideth among you; fear ye not.
Haggai 1: 6 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;
Haggai 1: 7 and I will shake all nations, and the choicest things of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
Haggai 1: 8 Mine is the silver, and Mine the gold, saith the LORD of hosts.
Haggai 1: 9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former, saith the LORD of hosts; and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.'
Haggai 1: 10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying:
Haggai 1: 11 'Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Ask now the priests for instruction, saying:
Haggai 1: 12 If one bear hallowed flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any food, shall it be holy?' And the priests answered and said: 'No.'