Verse 6 "...he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes." This is just a figure of
Sown much, and bring in little. "Ye have sown much and bring in little; ye eat, but your hunger is
not filled; ye drink, but your thirst is not quenched; you clothe, but you are not warm enough; and he that
earneth wages, earneth wages to put into a bag with holes." Haggai was warning the people of God in his
time who were unwilling to build a house of God and were yet worshipping in the ceiled house. The
people said it was not time to build. As a consequence of their disobedience and neglect of God, Haggai
tells them in verse 6 of the result of their disobedience. (You sow 100 bushels of wheat, you bring in 5).
The reason for verse 6 is that the people did not have God's blessings. The gist of verse 6 is that
these people are not satisfied with life. The joy in living, the stability and satisfaction in living are
missing because God is not first and foremost.