Though this is the shortest of Haggai’s oracles, it is surprisingly dense! In it God redeems Zerubbabel's family baggage.
Minor Prophets: Haggai, Curses and Blessings
“The Lord will establish you as [God's] holy people, as [the Lord] has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in [God's] ways. All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord.”
Minor Prophets: Haggai, Sukkot
A month into the work, but the people's spirits were flagging, and they needed a word from the Lord to lift them up. Thankfully, soon it would be Sukkot, the Festival of Booths, and Haggai knew God had something to give them that would bring them great joy.