Haggai 1:9 – ‘“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the Lord Almighty, “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house.”’

I believe that this verse can give us a great insight into why things don’t go well for us.  This can be in reference to finances and also in life in general. At the end of the day, we’re so busy focused on what we want in life, that we forget our purpose. We are on this earth to please God, to be in relationship with Him and to let others know about Him. For the person who is busy with his own house, God’s word states that they will not experience abundance.

Oh, they may expect it. They’ve invested in a manner that is deemed wise. Surely there will be a bountiful return! At the end of the day, if we live this life with the focus on selfish gain, God can and will take it away at a time that suits Him.

His own House should not come Before God's

His own House should not come Before God’s

His Own House

In your life as a wealthy Christian, do not forget to look after God’s house. Make sure you’re connected to a local church family and that you’re giving into this house. Give of your time, your skills and of your finances. This pleases God and He will bless you for it. Pity the man who first looks after his own house, rather than God’s house.

Wealth tip: You cannot lose on an exponential increase. If you put money into a savings account, this earns interest. Once this is earned, the interest earns its own interest. You can’t lose!

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