Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest’.
Give Thanks to God First
This idea, giving thanks to God first, before we move on to our own personal concerns, is important. Have you ever grown your own food? Maybe you have a garden where you’ve planted vegetables or a fruit tree in your yard. If you’ve ever put in the work to grow your own produce, you know the feeling of anticipation followed by excitement when you finally get to see the fruits of your labors. Dedicate your first fruits to God will remind you that the pride and enjoyment that comes from your work must first and foremost lead you to thank God first for His blessing. Only after we have thanked God for His blessings in our lives are we free to partake of those blessings. Giving thanks to God first for the fruits of our labors keeps us humble and reminds us that God is the sole source of all that we have.