Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST. This week pastor’s corner is taken from the book of Haggai 2:3 “Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing?”
Beloved, looking back can be detrimental in the Kingdom of God. If all you do is wish that things were the way they used to be or be in one place wishing you were somewhere else, life will be miserable for you. All we have in life is NOW- yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not yet. Our faith would be diminished, consumed and eaten up by our dissatisfaction with the current situation if we could continue to look to the past. When the people of God decided to work to build the Lord’s House, there were some who started thinking about the former days and years of the old temple which King Solomon had built. They began to compare the older with the newer and despised the newer as if it was nothing. Once the foundation was complete you had those who were looking back weeping, while those who were looking forward rejoicing. Those who looked back only saw what God HAD done while those who were looking forward saw what God IS CURRENTLY doing.
The danger in looking back to the good old days is that it can steal your joy, your peace, and even your faith. As long as you’re looking back you can’t see and appreciate going forward. The good old days are just that, the good OLD days. God declares in Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a NEW thing, NOW it shall spring forth!” Some decisions we make may turn out bad but we must never give up on making decisions. We must learn how to make better decisions in order to make a better future for ourselves and others.
Therefore it is our prayer, that you will not only play the hand dealt with you but you are going to win! And if that is not enough God has said, “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former…and in this place will I give peace… (Hag 2:9).” Don’t look back, look ahead! Until next week, Calvary Blessings upon you.