“What Are Your Priorities for 2018?” December 25

 

Merry Christmas,

I pray that you are enjoying a wonderful day rejoicing in the birth of our Savior!

I look forward to another year of growing in the grace and knowledge of our great God along with each of you in 2018!

This is the time of year for evaluating priorities and setting goals for the coming year. Don’t forget to consider God’s priorities as you do. God had something to say to the people in Haggai’s day on that very subject.

 

Your Priorities or His? - As we approach the New Year, how are your ways—your priorities? Are you interested in what God is interested? Are you giving into the work of God? Do you tithe or just give God what is left over, if anything? What if you decided to take God at His Word this coming year and give Him the firstfruits?

 

Today’s Readings:
Haggai 1 & 2
Psalm 147.7-11
Proverbs 30.20
Revelation 15

 

What Are Your Priorities for 2018?

 

Haggai 1 & 2:

Consider Your Ways

 

The people in Haggai’s time had a problem. They were working hard, but getting nowhere. Chapter 1:

6 “ You have sown much, and bring in 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.”

The blessings of God were missing from their lives and God sent Haggai to help them understand why.  Continue reading