Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9,10)
Have you ever felt like God blesses other people more than you? Why are some people blessed with great wealth, knowledge, or talents, and others aren’t? Sometimes it doesn’t seem fair.
Proverbs 3:9 is a verse with several principles in it. The main principle that I see is this: Use what you have to bring honor to the Lord, and He will give you more.
Use what you have to bring honor to the Lord, and He will give you more.
We should realize that everything we have comes from God in the first place: our jobs, talents, abilities, possessions, relationships, etc. Psalms 100:3 says: Know ye that the Lord, He is God; it is He who hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Also, I Corinthians 6:20 says: For ye are bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
About a year ago, I was studying Proverbs chapter 3, and verse 9 stood out to me.
Do I honor the Lord with what I have?
I began to think about this for awhile. About that same time, I noticed a Microsoft commercial on TV. The ad went something like this: “You have more power at your fingertips then entire generations that came before you; what will you do with it?” This made me think too. How can I honor the Lord with what He has given me already? So with a small laptop, a slow internet connection, and lots of prayer, I started this blog.
And He said unto them, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
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