Consider Your Ways
“Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.” (Haggai 1:5-9)
Today’s Morsel: How often do you stop and consider your ways? Are you on the right path? Are you in the right calling? Are you in the right ministry? Are you taking the right courses? Are you in the right job? Do you feel stressed and discontented a lot lately? Have you considered your ways to determine what the problem is? The Lord said through the prophet Haggai that the people were suffering in many areas of their lives because they were doing everything for themselves and neglecting the house of God. In others word, the church was not their priority, which made God not priority one. When we neglect assembling for prayer, having daily devotions in our homes, and we miss attending church, we can expect issues. Frustration and stress are usually caused by our priorities being out of line. Yes, some of our frustrations and stresses may be caused by others, but the root is really our priorities not being aligned with God’s word and His ways. If people can frustrate us and stress us, we are too far from God. In other words, we are letting them come between us and God. How much of your time, talent and treasure is committed to the upkeep of God’s house? If it’s not at least ten percent, consider your ways.
Sing: Lord I give you my heart, I give you my soul, I live for You alone. Every breath that I take, every moment I’m awake, Lord have your way in me.
Thought For Today: Consider Your ways.