Dear Daughter of Almighty God
Proverbs 3:9-10 (ESV)
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
God gives us more instructions to follow with a promise attached. Honour God with our wealth and our firstfruits is the instructions. The promise is your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats bursting with wine.
If you’re not a farmer or a wine maker this may not make sense. When Proverbs was written it would have been the trades of the day. God is saying He will provide not just your needs but plenty, if your vats were bursting then you would be in abundance with more than enough.
Why does God want to do this? One reason is when all our needs are meet we will not be distracted from God, our thoughts will be on Him. Another reason He loves us. Another so the world can see He is a good God who provides for His children. I will give one more reason even though there are more. When we have abundance we will have the finances to support those who are taking the Word of God to places we will never get.
Honour God and He will honour you.
Your loving sister Amanda