The last phrase [Boice is referring to Haggai 1:6] is a classic description of inflation, the scourge of the latter third of our century: ‘You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.’ We save, but our savings dribble away, eaten up by taxes and the progressive devaluation of our currencies through government overspending."
"What is the solution? It is not a few more government programs. It is not prayer in Congress or the schools. It is not a crusade or a demonstration or a campaign to mail letters to our senators. It is obedience! It is getting on with what God has given us to do." -James Boice, The Minor Prophets (1986)