won’t hold anything.
And you won’t have any money left in your purse.
Because you didn’t take care of the hole.
God told the Israelites through Haggai that it was time to give ‘careful thought to their ways.’ (vs 1:5 ).
They had planted a lot but had harvested little. They ate but it was never enough. They drank but were never full. They put on clothes but were never warm.
They made money but it slipped through their hands like a purse with a hole in it.
Whenever we look to anything other than a relationship with God to make us happy, it will never be enough.
We will not be content.
We will always be looking for the next thing – maybe that will make us happy? I call this worshipping the god of More.
God is telling us today that it is time to give careful thought to our ways.
If we are caught in the vicious cycle of worshipping the god of More, now is the time to turn back to the One True God and find true joy.
The Israelites needed to be woken up because they had ignored the work God had given them of rebuilding his temple. They had wandered down the crooked and dark path of focusing on themselves and their own agenda.
But it wasn’t enough.
It was never enough.
Their purse had a hole in it and nothing but turning back to God and obeying him was going to fix that.
Is God giving us a wake up call as we read this? Have we wandered? Have we lost the peace and contentment only God can give?
If so, he is waiting for us with open arms.
It’s time to jump off the merry-go-round of serving the god of More and plan our feet once again on the Rock.
Thank you, Abba Father.