Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Consider Your Ways!"


Haggai 1:5-7

Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!
You have sown much, and bring little;
You eat, but do not have enough;
You drink, but you are not filled with drink;
You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm;
And he who earns wages, earns wages to put into a bag with holes."

Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Consider your ways!"

The prophet Haggai was commanded by the Lord to bring a message to God's people that were recently returned from captivity. The people were happy to be back home and were busy beautifying their houses, but were not taking time to repair the temple which was still lying in ruin. Basically, they were so caught up in the busy tasks of life and making their living that they were neglecting the most important things: God's things!

I think this is just as much a temptation for women today. We become so busy making our homes and taking care of all of the busy tasks of life that we neglect our spiritual temple, which is our relationship with the Lord.

"Consider your ways!"

Have you felt like you are just spinning your wheels? Do you feel spiritually cold and empty? Does this verse ring true: "You looked for much, but indeed it came to little..." (vs. 9)

Perhaps you need to invest more time in building God's temple, strengthening your soul in His Word.

"And be strong... and work; for I am with you, says the Lord of hosts"
(2:4) "And in this place I will give peace" (2:9).

Take a moment today to pause and reflect. "Consider your ways!"

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  1. Great points! I actually just read this passage recently, and found it so interesting. I think your application is very thought provoking, thank you :)

  2. All too often I feel as though I am spinning my wheels. More time in prayer, and finding someone to bless is a better use of my time.


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