”Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10)
Sooner or later it will be revealed where a person puts his or her trust. A person who trusts money and material goods often struggles when it comes to sharing with others. For those who put their trust in God, it is not difficult to use their money in order to benefit others. And as they do they honor God.
In 1 Kings 17:1-24 Elijah comes to a widow who was just about to run short of everything. The prophet asks her for bread, and she answers that she does not have any bread to give him. She is just going home to bake her last loaf of bread for herself and her son using the very last of her flour and oil. The prophet, who was the representative of God, tells her to make the bread as planned but to give him bread before she does this. On behalf of God he then promises the woman that her flour and her oil would not be depleted until new seed had grown. The woman did what God had said through the prophet, and she experienced the miracle which was promised by the prophet.
The urgent request to honor God with our possessions always brings with it a promise that the Lord himself will care for all our needs. To give to His cause is a test of our trust in Him.
Lord, I thank You for Your promise to care for all my needs. Help me not to hold anything back from You. You promised to take responsibility for my life.