“At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but the heavens.”
The next verse offers an explanation of this statement. The shaking that took place at Sinai was to demonstrate the power of God and to remind the Israelites of whom they were dealing with. It was a symbolic action to impress the people that something important was happening. God shook the earth with his voice and caused an earthquake at the site. This quote is from the prophet Haggai.
The Hebrew writer sees this prophetic message as referring to the final shaking of heaven and earth, the Day of Judgment. It carries with it the idea of destroying the world, which is supported by various passages in the Old as well as the New. Peter speaks of it in his letter as a complete and total annihilation of creation. Everything was made from nothing and without shape or form. It will return to nothingness.
Task for Today: Do not put your trust in any earthly thing. Nothing earthly will remain, only that which is spiritual. Your body will return to dust, and the dust will be consumed at the end time. Your spirit will last forever. Lay up treasures in heaven, not on the earth. Earthly insurance will provide for your burial, but heavenly insurance will provide for your life.