Scripture: Genesis 4:1-7
“Honour the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty. And your vats will overflow with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10 (NASB)
Cain and Abel sacrificed to God but God was pleased with Abel's sacrifice, because he gave rightly. It was the season of offering of the firstlings and Abel understood the season and gave God the firstlings of his stock, but Cain did not understand the seasons, so he just brought God an offering and it was not accepted (v3-4).
There are principles and standards for God's kind of breakthrough. When you practice them, you enjoy breakthroughs effortlessly. You should study the scripture to know God's principles and patterns of giving, know when to give an offering, tithe or firstlings. Sow rightly – that is sacrificially, bountifully, cheerfully, and with purpose – and do not sow grudgingly or out of compulsion.
God should be first in all your dealings, your giving should be principle- based, and not out of emotion. Laying the foundation has to do with your commitment to God in your time, talent, finance etc. God operates in times and seasons. You should know when to give an offering, tithe and first fruit to attract a corresponding blessing from God.
Lord, help me to always sow rightly in Jesus name.
I give rightly and I receive my reward.