My beloved friends, Jesus loves you so much, isn’t it? Do you feel that Jesus loves you? Do you think that He is concerned about me every day? Sometimes, we forget it.
We shouldn’t be like that! Think about His love! He loves you so much! That’s why you see, He talks with you through His Word, He makes you happy, guides you, teaches you. We must praise God thinking about all of these. Okay? Be happy! Be cheerful! Even today God wants to teach us something through His verse. In Proverbs 3:9, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase” God says, “You must honor the Lord!” He is the God who created you; who formed you and the one who leads you through! – You must honor Him! How to honor Him? Is it enough if you keep saying, “God, I honor You, I honor You!”? God Himself says, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase”! We must honor Him through our possessions; by giving our possessions to God! God has written and given us in the Bible. We have a garden in our home. In it, we have a guava tree, we have a mango tree, a gooseberry tree, a coconut tree, etc., we have so many of them! If we are harvesting some coconuts today or say, if the guava fruit is ripe in it and if you want to eat it, not only me but everyone in my village would say, “No, today we must keep it in church. We must offer it to God” and offer them in church for God. Because, those are the firstfruits, isn’t it? Those are the first yield! We must give it to God. It is His blessing, isn’t it? It is still a habit there in our village. Even in our home. That is why when they harvest, they offer the first bundle of harvest to God. – To give God the first yield! “Where do we have such gardens for us? Where do we have a field for us? We just work and earn our monthly wages!”? There are few who have sent us saying,
“We want to offer our first salary to God!” I have seen some of them hand it over to me in person saying, “You prayed for us, we got a job and we offer this salary to your ministry!” – Giving the first yield to God! Similarly, we have to honor God with our earnings. So, it is about making Him happy by giving to Him. Is it because God is in a financial crisis, so that you make Him happy by giving to Him? No! He doesn’t have financial troubles. But, for His kingdom to be built on earth, His name to be declared among all and His gospel to be proclaimed, isn’t it? That’s why we give. That ministry can be fulfilled only by what you give! God looks at it and is glad! So, you must also make it a habit in your life! The name of Jesus must be proclaimed! For which, when you support who are all proclaiming, declaring the Gospel, who are all building His kingdom through your offerings, God looks at it and is happy! That’s why the word of God says, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase”. You are doing it regularly, because you’re a child of God, isn’t it? Are you doing it correctly? Are you doing it dutifully? Or are you doing it with malice? Or are you doing it on and off and forgetting sometimes? Just think of it. “No, I shall not forget it! Jesus has given His own life for me. He is the one who gave me strength to earn. He is the one who gave me this business! He is the one who is giving me this income! I shall give him the first yield, the first part!” If you would submit, the Lord will be happy and will bless you! If you do not follow it properly, please submit today! Okay? “Father, how many goodness have you done unto us! You give us health and strength to work! You’ve given me a job; a business; you’ve paved a way for my income. We must offer you the firstfruits of them! We must dedicate them to You! Please help us to be truthful in it! What a joy it is! How much joy it is to give to the Lord of Lords! Your gospel must be proclaimed to everyone. God’s kingdom must come and I must be helpful for that. I submit myself for this, Father! I thank You God, Thank You for this privilege in Jesus’ name. Amen. Amen.”