Why do nations have economic troubles? The answer can be as varied as each economic occurrence.
However, after the Jews returned from Babylon, they experienced a very bad economy, and Haggai the prophet revealed why. They had forsaken the Lord’s House, the temple. Therefore, the prophet declared,
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Consider your ways!’” (Haggai 1:7).
Then he told them to take care of God’s house and He would take care of their houses. Look to your own life and see where your emphasis has been. Have you been neglecting the church, and I do not mean the building, but God’s kingdom? If so, why should He take care of your things? Take care of His things, and He will take care of your things.