Haggai 1:1-15 The returned remnant, after laying the foundation of the temple, had lost sight of their purpose and priorities in returning to Jerusalem. Throught the prophet Haggai they were told to consider their ways and priorities and that it was time to build. Through his stirring words and preaching the people returned to the work. We also know our need to be quickened again and again by God’s Word. (Other Verses Ezra 4:24, Ezra 5:1-2)