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First Fruits Offering

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Give your FirstFruits Offering :

When we reflect on the gifts we've received, it becomes clear that every good thing we have comes from the Lord (James 1:17). Thus, the Bible teaches us to give back a portion of these gifts, known as our "first fruits" offering. Here are a few reasons why this practice is so meaningful:

 

  • Expression of Gratitude: Offering our first fruits is an act of thanksgiving to God for His bountiful blessings (Deuteronomy 26:10). It's a way to show our gratitude for the endless ways He has provided for us.

 

  • Symbol of Trust: By giving the first and not the leftovers, we demonstrate our faith and trust in God to provide for our future needs (Proverbs 3:9-10). It's an act of trust in His continued provision and goodness.

 

  • Investment in the Kingdom: Our first fruits offering supports the work of the Church in spreading the Gospel, helping the needy, and building the Kingdom of God on earth (Malachi 3:10). Our offerings make a tangible difference in this mission.

 

  • Promotes Generosity: This practice cultivates a generous spirit within us, as God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). It encourages us to prioritize the needs of others, reflecting the selfless love of Christ.

 

  • A Biblical Mandate: Giving first fruits is not a new concept, but a Biblical mandate dating back to the early Israelites (Exodus 23:19). Jesus Himself endorsed the practice, encouraging giving out of love for God and neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39).

 

Remember, it's not the size of the gift, but the love and faith behind it that matters to God. So, as you offer your first fruits, do it joyfully and with a generous heart, knowing that every gift given to God is an act of worship.

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7 Commands on Firstfruits Offerings

  • When you enter into the New Year and possess it, take the firstfruits of your crops and bring them to the place of worship. (Deut. 26:1-2)

  • You must not delay bringing your firstfruits (Ex. 22:29)

  • Give your firstfruits to the pastor. (Deut. 26:3) (Ezek. 44:30)

  • It must not be tampered with (Lev. 2:12)

  • After receiving the firstfruits, the pastor must present it before the Lord (Deut. 26:4)

  • You shall share the testimonies of how God brought you into the New Year; and that’s why you brought the firstfruits to honor God and His many mercies (Deut. 26:5-10)

  • You shall set your firstfruits before the Lord, worship Him, and rejoice in all His goodness. (Deut. 26:10)

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