HONORING THE LORD WITH OUR MONEY AND POSSESSIONS
The Hebrew verb “honor” (kabad) may also be translated “give glory to” or “to give weight to.” This first involves recognizing that the Lord is worthy of our honor because He is both Owner and Giver of all things. Second, it means we give the Lord the honor that He is due. So, we give our “firstfruits” (the first part of our income) to the Lord to show that we put Him first. We also manage all of our income and possessions with the understanding that God is Owner and we are His stewards.
In return, the Lord promises our barns will be filled with plenty and our vats will overflow. In other words, we can’t out give our God. Our motivation for giving should not be to get more back from God, but His promise of supply should free us to be generous towards God, recognizing that everything comes from Him and that it is He that meets our every need.
Many say that they honor God, but it is merely lip service. Do you give “honor” (priority, glory, weight) to the Lord?
PRAYER: Dear Father, we love and honor You above all. Help us to show this with the way we steward our time, talent and treasure for You. We are Yours. We have been blood bought by Jesus and our lives are not our own. Strengthen us and give us wisdom to always live with worthy of our calling as Your children. In Jesus’ name, amen.