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by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 | Reading taken from Proverbs 3:9-10 (NLT)
There is much to be said about honouring the Lord. In the Strongs concordance the word honour refers to weight. So in essence, when we honour the Lord, the respect we show Him, as an act of worship, is far more than just words. The type of worshipful respect spoken about in Proverbs 3:9, has weight or substance to it. We don't have to guess what that substance should be, the Word clearly says it's our wealth and the best part of all we produce. Every principle in God's Word is for a significant purpose - proving to man that His ways are always excellent and for our benefit. Remember, God is not glorified through our misfortune or lack, but through us being exceedingly blessed when we choose to wholeheartedly follow after Him and His ways. His Word declares that when we honour the Lord with the first part of our earnings, as a priority, before all other priorities, we make a weighty declaration that cannot be retracted like fickle words. We are declaring with substance to back it, that His Presence in our lives undeniably holds the greatest value to us. Our finances represent our livelihood, and when we worshipfully honour the Lord with the first part of what we receive, we are declaring that He is the most important factor in our lives. We declare that we trust Him to take care of our financial well-being more than we trust ourselves, or any other means of investment. This can arguably be called our highest form of worship. This action of honouring God proves that we regard our Heavenly Father to be more valuable and more treasured than we regard our finances. As a result, His provision is far more bountiful and overflowing with all we need, than we could have achieved on our own. Exercise wisdom today, make honouring God a weighty form of worship, and enjoy His faithful provision as He is glorified through your increase.