Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Proverbs 3:9-10 + 25-26
As we are preparing for our yearly Thanksgiving service, we should focus on the word honor. The Scripture teaches us to honor the Lord with our giving. Today, the world is flooded with one horrible news after another, making men’s hearts fail them. Therefore, it is also of great importance now to honor the Lord by obeying His command, be not afraid of sudden fear. The Lord must be our confidence. For a child of God to fear what is happening in the world means to dishonor God. Just as in the time of Noah, what was destroying the world was lifting Noah and his family up. They were secure in the place of safety. Noah honored the Lord by fully trusting Him to keep him safe in the time of great desolation.