by Steve Wagers

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Don't Overlook His House (2 of 6)
Series: A Journey Through Haggai
Steve Wagers
Haggai 1:3-8


In the city of St. Louis, in 1984, an unemployed cleaning woman made national headlines. Her fame resulted from an incident that happened in her home. It was an incident that was caused by bees. She had noticed a few bees buzzing around her attic, however, since there were only a few, she made no effort to deal with them. Over the summer, the bees continued to fly in and out of the attic vent while she remained unconcerned; and, thus, totally unaware of the growing number of bees.

In a few weeks, the whole attic had become a bee hive, and the ceiling of the second-floor bedroom finally caved in under the weight of hundreds of pounds of honey, and thousands of angry bees. While the woman escaped serious injury, she was unable to repair the damage to her home. All a result of her carelessness, and her accumulated neglect. 1

I believe that one of the greatest mistakes that a person can make in any area of life is neglect. It may be intentional, or unintentional, but, whatever the case may be, this neglect will result in an undesirable outcome. For example, one begins to neglect his family, and before long, the family begins to grow apart. One begins to neglect his work, and before long, he will be either scolded, or fired. One begins to neglect his automobile, and fail to give the proper attention to it, and before long, it will cause him serious problems. However, while all of these areas are of concern, this is especially true in regards to spiritual matters. We become involved, and busy with various other things, and as a result, we begin to neglect the vital, and important things that are necessary to stay on the cutting edge of the Christian life.

I like how Dr. George W. Truett describes this matter, he said, "Our whole world is a battlefield covered with wrecks occasioned by neglect." The wise, and witty prophet, A. W. ...

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