We often imagine that we’ll be called to show our dedication and trust to the Lord under some pagan or terrorist threat where someone tries to get us to renounce our faith in Jesus or die.  Most likely (and God willing) that won’t ever happen to us.  What DOES happen, however, is a daily opportunity to demonstrate our trust in the Lord by honoring Him with our finances and physical possessions.

Did you notice that this week’s memory verse (Proverbs 3:9-10)
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.

comes right after the famous (Proverbs 3:5-6):
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Is it possible that a very significant way that we can trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him … is to honor him with the firstfruits of our wealth?