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A Generous Life (part 2): Give God your first and best, Pastor David Welch

November 12, 2023


5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones. 9 Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 3:5-10 (NASB1995)




The Idea:

Give your first and best to God, and He’ll start extraordinary things in you.




Give God your first and best


I. Why Does God Command It?


“Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;”

Proverbs 3:9 (NASB1995)



II. What Do I Give Him?


“Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;”

Proverbs 3:9 (NASB1995)



10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

11 “Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts.”

Malachi 3:10-11 (NASB1995)



7 “But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.


9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”





III. What Does This Do In Me?


“Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;”

Proverbs 3:9 (NASB1995)




IV. What Happens When I Do This?


““Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;”

Proverbs 3:9 (NASB1995)



“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33 (NASB1995)









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