Today is Thursday, June 6th, 2019; Karen's Korner #4049
Karen's Korner readers know my disclaimer that I am a 'Bible reader' but not a "Bible scholar'. I read a book of the Bible; finish it. Then pick another book. Today is one of those days.
I picked (for no particular reason) the Old Testament book of Haggai. It is two chapters; shouldn't take me long to finish! Because my Bible is all marked up, I haven't read it since 2014! The writer Haggai is a prophet who is reminding the people living in Jerusalem that they had failed to rebuild their Temple as they had promised God.
Even though it is written 536 B.C., God's principles remain the same today.
Verse 6 in the first chapter says, "You plant much but harvest little. You have scarcely enough to eat or dink, and not enough clothes to keep you warm. Your income disappears, as though you were putting it into pockets filled with holes!"
And the commentary on that verse: "Because the people had not given God first place in their lives, their material possessions did not satisfy. They concentrated on building and beautifying their own homes, but God's blessing was withheld because they no longer put him in first place. Moses predicted that this would be the result if the people neglected God (Deuteronomy 28:38-40).
As I said, my Bible is all marked up. Another time I had penned at the beginning of this book (taken from Halley's commentary): "National adversity is due to National disobedience to God!"
True today? Due to? Draw your conclusions as to why or why not?