“You eat, but do not have enough;…you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns a wage, earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:6 The Israelites who had returned from Babylon discovered that man cannot find happiness when he lives only for himself. They ignored the fact that God’s temple had not been rebuilt, but gave themselves to the construction of fine houses and completely occupied themselves with materialistic things. Yet their harvests were poor, their clothing inadequate, and their wages did not keep pace with rising costs. The prophet told them they were reaping a harvest of unhappiness because they were putting selfish pleasures first. Selfish gratification will lead to spiritual stagnation.