If the first is blessed … the rest is blessed
God is a God of increase,
He wants to increase us, and He wants us to increase,
and the very first thing God did was to decree a blessing on us,
… saying to us,
Be fruitful … Increase! (Gen.1:28)
However God not only wants to increase us materially,
… but wants to bless us in all our ways, in all of life,
so that our abilities will increase,
… and our actions blessed,
and His favor rest on our entire being.
God told us to bring Him our first fruit,
… what is and what we value and consider our best.
So that He can bless the rest of what we have,
… with His value and with His best.
Give God 1/10th of your increase, of your best,
… and He will sanctify, bless and increase the rest … your 9/10th.
Give God 1/10th of your time, of your life,
… and He will sanctify, bless and increase the rest of your life and being.
Give God 1/10th of your ability and of your brain,
… and He will sanctify, bless and increase all you set your hand to!
3 John 2