We are going to take a look at each of the multiple benefits of the first fruit offerings in this chapter. Otherwise, the discussion will not be complete.
Before we deliberate on the benefits of first fruits. I will like to reconcile this subject with the New Testament concept of it
The church of Jesus Christ is spoken of as a “kind of fruits” James 1:8. The Lord Jesus in his resurrection is the first fruits. Moreso, you see that the day of Pentecost was a day of the feast of firstfruits.
“But now is Christ rose from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
But every man in his own order Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23
When Jesus rose from the dead, we became the first to rise from the dead. This way, he made ass much people as his own resurrection. In Christ, believers who remain a believer until rapture would be counted as first fruits to God.
Back to what this chapter is meant for. What are fringe benefits of those who give their first fruits offerings?
“Honour the Lord with thy substance and with the first fruits of all thine increase;
So shall thy barns be filled with PLENTY …” Proverbs 3:9-10
The word of God says that giving our substance and first frits to God is a way by which we are honoring him. God is honoured when we give our firstfruits.
In return God answer you with plenty. Now, the word plenty means more than enough, not just for yourself, beyond what you bargain for large supply, more than you can personally handle.
What are you thinking about this? Is it of any relevance to you?