“My son…Proverbs 3:9-10
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
My beloved child,
Let the Lord teach you how to measure your treasure. If you honor Him with your wealth, He will see you as a trustworthy candidate for more. He said, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10)
But don’t exercise faithfulness with your money just for increase. Learning to measure your treasure goes so much deeper than that.
When you bring the first part of your paycheck to God in tithes and offerings, your heart will connect with His. Isn’t that what He said? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21).
When you measure your treasure by His ability to use it, you will begin to see that what you have is more than enough. You will be content; therefore, every new blessing will be overflow.
God may choose to increase the amount of your wealth as you honor Him with what you have, but you can bank on this for sure: what you have will be magnified when you view it from a heart in step with the Lord. Let God show you how to measure your treasure; it will go far, and so will you.
You are truly and deeply cared for.
This post is part of a series which was born the day my son moved out of the house. Please read Wait, one more thing! for the backstory.
Other posts in this series, which you might enjoy, are:
Live Long and Prosper, and Fear the One You Trust.