Reference: Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
To give is to honor. My best means a lot me so to give it freely, willfully, and cheerfully shows God that I trust Him and believe in his Word. Honoring Him is above all else in my life. Why would giving God sloppy seconds ever be feasible to me? It’s because I don’t think He’s the most important thing to me. I have given someone or something else His honorable due. To give my first, my best (tithes and offerings, time and energy for devotional and meditation, efforts in following through on instructions that your best is how I show God (or anyone) proper honor.