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.
 

3:9 firstfruits of all thine increase. The Lord expects and deserves the best and first that we have—not the leftovers, whether of money or time or talent or anything else.

3:10 new wine. Since this is “new wine,” fresh from the winepresses—that is, healthful grape juice, still unfermented—there is no conflict with Proverbs 23:29-35, which severely warns against intoxicating wine.


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