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Are You Honoring God with Your Wealth?

Here’s why it shows your thankfulness to God.

A plant growing out of a jar full of money.
Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash

Right after a section where Solomon discusses trusting in the Lord with all your heart, he then moves into practical application — and applies it to our wealth.

God commanded the children of Israel to give Him the “firstfruits” of the land of Canaan when He brought them into the land from Egypt.

God promised to bless them if they obeyed Him and remembered to trust Him and thank Him (Deuteronomy 28:1–13).

What about us?

Paul encouraged the church at Corinth to be generous in their giving to people going through a difficult time.

He reminded them of the great love Jesus had for them and how much He had given up for them.

He reminded them that “God loves a cheerful giver.”

For the children of Israel, God desired that they give from a thankful heart.

For Christians, God desires that we give from a thankful heart for all that Jesus has done for us — how much He sacrificed for us.

By honoring God with your wealth, you demonstrate your thankfulness “to God for his inexpressible gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

God has done so much for us — what a blessing that we can show our thankfulness to Him!

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