(Proverbs 3:9-10 NETS) Honor the Lord from your just labours, and offer him of your firstfruits of righteousness. in order that your storerooms may be filled with an abundance of grain, and that your vats may gush with wine”.
(Psalm 23:1,5-6 NKJV) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (5)You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. (6)Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
(Psalm 66:12 NKJV) You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
(Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV) And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, (24)knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
1. Abraham – picture of honor and abundance
(Genesis 12:1-3 NKJV) ‘Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. (2)I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. (3)I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
(Genesis 14:17-23 NKJV)  And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.  Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.  And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;  And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.  Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.”  But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth,  that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’-