Paul shows how to balance our rights and freedoms that come from the gospel by using them to serve the gospel.
Martin Luther once said, There are only two days on my calendar, this day and that day. The idea that life could be distilled down to two things is compelling. What is it about that day that can bring such focus to life.
When Haggai rebukes the people, he refers to three places, or spheres of work, where the people can apply themselves to: homes; hills; and the House of the Lord.
To preserve the quality of our conversation, we're to fill our talk with thanksgiving. This raises the bar and keeps us from immoral conversation.