Sunday, December 28, 2014

Haggai 1:6-9 -- On Considering Our Ways

"Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.
Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.
Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house."
Haggai 1:6-9

In this scripture, God through the prophet Haggai is telling people that they need to build a temple.  They don't think that it is important, but God explains that they need to consider their actions a little more.  God is the one that can help their goals work out, if they make his temple a priority.
The same is true for us, whether it is contributing to building  a temple, or taking the time to do other things for God.  If we take the time for him, and make his goals a priority, then he will take the time for us and help our good actions prosper.
Today, let's remember that when we start thinking that something else is more important than God... no matter what it is, it will go better with God than without him.  If we realize that God is the top priority, and keep him there, everything else will go better.  Today, let's try to rearrange our priorities so that God comes first and not last.

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