Honor is expressed when reverence and respect are demonstrated. When we honor God, He honors us. His honor connects us to His blessings instead of
curses. However, to receive honor from Him, we must hear His voice and
obey. Honoring God with our money is the ultimate way to show respect,
and demonstrates our complete trust in Him as our Source.

  1. We need to hear a personal Word from God for our lives to avoid the curse of lack.
    1. The stress and cares of the world are designed to block our ability to hear God’s instructions.
      1. When we do not hear Him, we will most likely disobey and dishonor Him.
      2. Disobedience leads to lack and insufficiency.

    2. The eyes of the Lord are upon those who honor Him (Psalm 33:18, 19).
      1. In the days of famine, God’s people will live and be satisfied (Psalm 37:18, 19).
      2. There is a certain honor that can only come from God (John 5:39-44).
        1. When you honor God, He will honor you.
        2. God honors us with His blessing.
        3. Do not honor people more than you honor God.

  2. When you honor someone, you grant them the right to speak into your life and be obeyed.
    1. Honor the Lord with your substance and the first fruits of your increase (Proverbs 3:9, 10).
      1. Honor the Lord with your money; grant Him the authority to speak into your life and then obey what He tells you.
      2. Jesus said the people honor Him with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him (Matthew 15:8).
      3. Saying you honor God without giving your capital is not real honor.
      4. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:21).
        1. Do you have a wrong relationship with money?
        2. The love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10).
        3. Refuse to honor money more than you honor God.
        4. When you lack finances, refuse to speak contrary to His Word.

    2. Focus; stand on the Word despite the appearance of your circumstances.
      1. In times of famine, keep your mind focused; do not be moved by what is going on in the world.
      2. Remember, God said His people will be satisfied.

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 33:18, 19
  • Psalm 37:18, 19
  • John 5:39-44
  • Proverbs 3:9, 10
  • Matthew 15:8
  • Matthew 6:21
  • 1Timothy 6:10
Pastor Bagonza Robert