TEXTS: Exodus 13: 1, 12-15
First fruit is in various types. Our God asks us to give Him all and all we have to submit. In this lesson, we want to know what first fruit is, how to give it and benefits of giving first fruit.
FIRST FRIUT AND HOW IT IS GIVEN First fruit is in three categories:
The first fruit of increase – Prov. 3: 9-10. For example, increase in salary (the
difference between the old and new salary)
The first fruit sacrifice – Gen. 22. God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son. This means the entire January salary, for instance. The difference between the first fruit of increase and the first fruit sacrifice is in divine response. In the first fruit of increase, God promised that your barn will burst while in the first fruit sacrifice, your blessing will become global, they will be irreversible and they will extend to your generations yet unborn – Gen. 22: 15-18.
Redemption of the first male child. Exeo. 13: 13; 34: 20; Num. 18: 15-19. The first child belongs to God. You can redeem him with a price. The first fruit is for the Chief Priest. Dedicating first fruits to God is a way of thanking Him for providing them
A first fruit of every type is what God asks from His children and this is a way of declaring our love for Him and to thank Him for his belongs. To pay our first fruit is to be established firmly in His covenants with us.