"Is it time for you to dwell in your own paneled houses while this house lies in ruins?
So now, this is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: Take your ways to heart. You have sown much, but it has brought little. You eat, but there’s not enough to satisfy.
You drink, but not enough to get drunk. There is clothing, but not enough to keep warm. Anyone earning wages puts those wages into a bag with holes. This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: Take your ways to heart (Haggai 1:4-7).
God is Asking
How can God's children continue to live in luxurious houses, while His house ls lying in ruins. It is a blessing to be in the house of the Lord. Yet many take this privilege for granted. They go into their places of worship with closed eyes, hands in pocket, and watch God's temple waste away. Our houses of worship are the focal point of our relationship with God. Neglect it and it will be destroyed. It is the same with our physical temple (1 Corinthians 3:16).
What is More Important
"Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and God’s Spirit lives in you? if someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person, because God’s temple is holy, which is what you are. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). Take seriously your walk with God. Don't allow false doctrine to infiltrate your temple. It is no small thing in God's eyes to bring destruction upon His church (Acts 5:1-11). "Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what they plant. Those who plant only for their own benefit will harvest devastation from their selfishness, but those who plant for the benefit of the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit. (Galatians 6:7-8).
Consider Your Ways
Don't just talk about it, be about it. ".....Does the LORD want entirely burned offerings and sacrifices as much as obedience to the LORD? Listen to this: obeying is better than sacrificing, paying attention is better than fat from rams (1 Samuel 15:22). God's promise, plan, and purpose is pivotal to our relationship with Him. "The Lord isn’t slow to keep his promise, as some think of slowness, but he is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish but all to change their hearts and lives.(2 Peter 3:9). The day will come (Vs 10).
Stay Encouraged, Stay Focused , Stay Yoked to Jesus, and Remain in the Vine