3 Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin? ”
5 Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. 6 You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”
Welcome to the land of 44-ounce pops and quadruple bypass-burgers. Not that I'm going to go Bloomberg on y'all, but our present day reminds me quite a bit of the era Haggai is lamenting over; that might just be due to man being naturally hedonistic left to his own devices. We tend to turn the land of milk and honey into an all-you-can-eat stuff-et.
Tradition has God getting the first tenth rather than the left-overs, but we tend to send the year-old can of beets for the church food pantry rather than the good stuff fresh from the market. Human nature doesn't change much, if at all.