First Fruits symbolize God’s harvest of souls. It illustrates giving to God from a grateful heart and it sets a pattern of giving back to Him the first and the very best of what He has given us. Let us be faithful to our almighty God and pray that He will give us the understanding of how we can give one week’s earnings above our regular level of giving. Have you participated in the blessings of first fruits? It is not too late. Read on to learn more about what the bible says about first fruits.
Proverbs 3:9 – Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.
Nehemiah 10:35 – And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD.
Ezekiel 44:30 – And the first of all the firstfruits of all [things], and every oblation of all, of every [sort] of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.
Romans 11:16 – For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.
Leviticus 23:10-14 – Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest.
2 Chronicles 31:5 – And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all [things] brought they in abundantly.
Exodus 22:29 – Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
James 1:18 – Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Malachi 3:10 – Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].
Nehemiah 10:37 – And [that] we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Deuteronomy 26:2-4 – That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put [it] in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there
Numbers 18:12 – All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee.
Jeremiah 2:3 – Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
Exodus 34:26 – The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.