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.
Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV
Honour God With Wealth
As of 2019, the average Canadian net worth was $329,900. Since 2016, Canadians experienced a 1.8% growth per year in net worth. Between 2012 and 2016, the net worth growth was 3.5% per year. The net worth growth between 2016 and 2019 was slower than the prior half of the 2010s. Net worth was the highest in Ontario and British Columbia. The higher net worth in these regions is usually linked to the strong housing markets in those provinces.
I love how the principles of the Kingdom of God turns the principles of the kingdoms of this world on their heads. The Bible is filled with this – return hate with love, when we are weak, we are strong, when we have money, give it away. Say what? The world teaches that the goal of life is to get as much money as we can and hold on to it with all our might. What a contrast to what we read in Proverbs 3:9-10: “Honour 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.” At the same time, the world tells us to cling to what we have, the Bible tells us to give to the Lord the firstfruits, the best of all we have. We do that by supporting the work of the Lord at home and around the world, and by sharing with those who are in need. No wonder a recent poll tells us that Christian millennials give three times more money to charity than non-religious counterparts. Give God your best and He will take care of your needs.
These have been words from the heart.