Haggai 1:6 – ‘You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.’
Read through verses 2 – 9. This is all about putting God’s house first. When we lose sight of what our priorities should be, we will be like the people in the above verse who never have your fill. Why? Because their focus is about themselves and more, more, more. They have forgotten to put God and His work first!
As wealthy Christians our desire should never be to acquire more for ourselves. Instead it should be to make an impact for God’s kingdom and to be as close to Him as we possibly can. In this way, whatever wealth He blesses us with, it will always be enough in light of who God is.
We need to put God’s house first. It is important to consider giving back to him and the church. In this way we will be reaching more people for Christ, pleasing God and being good stewards of what He has blessed us with. If our desire is solely to have more, then it could be said of us – you drink, but never have your fill.
Never Have Your Fill
The person who wastes their money by investing it in the wrong areas and desiring more still will never have enough. Their priorities aren’t right. Put God first and see that you will always have enough and some more still, to bless others. Plus, they will be able to bless you in time, too.
Financial tip – some annual bills like car registrations and home insurance are cheaper to pay in full, rather than in smaller more frequent amounts. Save in anticipation of these bills – they shouldn’t be a surprise! In doing so, you’ll save yourself money over the longer term to invest elsewhere.
- Free Faith Resource – Bible for Kids (Free Download)