Haggai 1:3-6 (NLT)
3 Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai: 4 “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins? 5 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! 6 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 filled with holes!

The minor prophet Haggai shares a message from God concerning the peoples work towards the building of the temple. The people are made aware of the misuse of what they have; living in luxurious homes while the house of God laid in ruins. They were told they had much, but they had little to show for what they did have.

Some of you may have experienced putting change in your pants pocket only to find there is a hole that it escapes through. The next thing you know money is rolling all over the floor in different directions. Some, who probably won’t admit to it, have probably picked up the change, put it back in the same pocket and once again watched it roll away. We live in a time where we need to be careful with God’s resources. Many have been blessed with good things, but it is so easy to let those blessings slip away on the wrong things. We need to make sure we don’t keep using the resources we have been given incorrectly. God wants us to use His resources in a way that impacts the church in a positive manner. Plant your resources such that they bring a full harvest that satisfies many.