Where can I find satisfaction?
Is contentment even a possibility for you?
God speaks to you and me in Haggai about the negative consequences that happen when we have our priorities wrong –
We work hard but have little to show for it…except for a lot of bills.
We eat but there is still a hunger in our souls.
We drink but we are still thirsty….for something.
We put on new clothes but then we need to buy more because the last thing we bought didn’t satisfy us.
“You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” Haggai 1:6.
Can you relate to any of those?
I can. I have experienced all of those at different times of my life when my eyes were focused on something other than God.
I love how God uses the image of a purse – or pockets for us today – full of holes. Before I put God first in my finances, all the money we made disappeared so fast that it felt like all of my pockets had holes in them. And was I satisfied? No!
I learned that if my life is about money and stuff, I will never have enough. And that is what God is telling you and I today in Haggai. God was talking to the Israelites because they were busy building their own houses while ignoring the rebuilding of God’s house, the Temple.
What is keeping you and I too busy to put God first in our lives?
God is telling us to get our priorities straight and THEN we will find satisfaction.
Thank you for your truth, Abba Father