“Honor the Lord with your wealth” – Proverbs 3: 9
We can honor God in so many ways – by giving our time, talent and ourselves to Him. Here the word of God talks about yet another way to honor God – through our wealth.
It is true! Our material possessions could be used to worship God.
Only one thing we need to understand for this type of worship is the concept of stewardship. Whatever we have in our lives is because of God and He is the real owner of our possessions.
Bible says, “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth” (Deut 3: 18).
Whatever we earn is because of the strength God gives.
Though ‘honoring God through wealth’ sounds simple, it is one of the most difficult things to do. Wealth brings with it a spirit of possessiveness and reluctance to part with it. That is why the rich young man could not accept the instruction of Jesus to sell his wealth and give it to poor (Luke 18: 18 – 23). This is the same reason for Paul’s warning to Timothy – “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Tim 6: 10)
Our wealth is what we possess whether big or small. We need to honor God with it.
This act shows that we have accepted God as our Lord and He is indeed Lord of all the areas of our lives. This also shows that we are ready to obey Him by giving everything to Him.