“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’
There’s only one who was able to finish.
He counted the cost. He completed the task.
In Haggai’s time the Temple had laid unfinished for 15-16 years because the people had said, “The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house” (Haggai 1:2).
Only Jesus was able to finish on time.
Herod completed the temple in 19-20 AD, it was destroyed by the army of Titus in 70AD and has never been rebuilt since.
Only Jesus was able to finish and remain complete for all time.
There is a Temple Movement who since 1987 have been working towards a third Temple rebuild believing that it will herald the world’s redemption. It is slow progress!
Only Jesus was able to finish and bring redemption.
We also look unfinished but, “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6). He finished and he will bring us to the finish also!