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Have you ever worked diligent preparing a report or document, and forget to save it? I’ve lost quite a few of these over the years. I, for one, am deeply grateful for whoever invented auto-save!
No one enjoys working hard to create something that’s lost or destroyed. We want our labor to last.
There’s a story in the Old Testament of a group of people who experienced the continual loss of their efforts. It’s found in the book of Haggai. Look at God’s word to this group describing their predicament in Haggai 1:5, 6 (NLT) “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, ‘Look at what’s happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets with holes.'”
What a sad set of circumstances! Why was this happening to them? The problem was misplaced priorities. They had neglected building God’s temple of worship. Instead of building God’s house, they turned their time, attention, and resources to build their homes. The solution was clear. God told them how to change their situation, Haggai 1:8 (NLT) “‘Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house …’ “
Once the people reordered their priorities, God’s blessings flowed again. When they recommitted themselves to building God’s house, God helped them with their houses.
Maybe you need to reorder your priorities. Remember, when you commit to building God’s house, He helps you build yours!