bring in little
1:6 bring in little. The good citizens of Jerusalem had been called by God to rebuild His temple, but they had quickly turned aside to build comfortable homes for themselves, unwilling to combat the opposition of the Lord’s enemies. God, therefore, had withdrawn His blessing. A severe drought came (Haggai 1:11), along with other problems, and their apparent prosperity soon turned to dust. All of God’s people need to learn and obey the admonition of the Lord to “seek…first the kingdom of God,” (Matthew 6:33) trusting Him to take care of their material needs.