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July 3 – Honour the Lord

“Honour the LORD with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.” – Proverbs 3:9,10 

Scripture reading: Proverbs 3:1-10

It is Sunday today, the day the church is called together to worship and honour the Lord our God. Psalm 66:2 instructs us, “Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.” I trust that you are able and intend to worship the Lord today with His people.

Notice that our Proverb today calls for worship with our substance as well as with our lips. It refers to our increase or as we say today, our income. First fruits point to the first part of them. Be sure to take along in hand your offering for the Lord today.

The instruction comes with a promise. “So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.” If you so honour God, He promises to richly reward you, filling your barn and overflowing your vat. God promises to bless you with plenty in return and He is very good in fulfilling His promises. I have never known this promise to fail.

We have here a test of faith. Can we trust God to save our souls in Christ if we can’t trust his provision for our earthly substance? May God grant us a faith that trusts Him for everything for both soul and body. May God bless you richly as you seek to honour Him today.

Suggestions for prayer

Ask God to give you a ready heart and hand as you seek to honour Him and trust Him for His blessing today.

Rev. James Reaves served his last congregation, Grace Reformed Church (URCNA), in Kelowna, BC. He retired in 2014 after fifty years of ordained ministry. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at NTGDevotional.com.


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