Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Promise #262: If you honor Me with your firstfruits, you will overflow with abundance.
Why does God want us to give of our firstfruits? Does God need our money? Absolutely not! The Bible says that the entire earth is the Lord’s and all that it is in. God has no need of our resources whatsoever. What our God and Father longs for more than anything else is our heart …and Jesus told us that where our treasure is, there will our heart be also (Matthew 6:21).
When we honor God with the very first and best of what our hands have created, we are acknowledging that He is the source of all our blessing. When we choose to trust in His present and future supply of all our needs by giving to Him of our firstfruits, I believe it blesses His heart and moves Him to provide for us even more. It is wonderful to live in a kingdom where we don’t have to provide for ourselves, for we have a Father in heaven who knows all our needs and He delights to give us His kingdom!
I totally agreed with your view that the Lord looks at our hearts more than anything else. 🙂
It’s been hard for me to get to the point to believe that, because I’ve always been a people pleaser. As you know, people look at the outside first. In the last year, I’m learning more about God’s love and it helps me so much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Dicky. Blessings. Sharon