December 19, 2016

The Best of the Best

Most of us understand the Old Testament concept of firstfruits, a token of the harvest that belonged to God. God’s portion was not what was left over after the harvesters went through the field, but rather the first of the harvest. In my mind I’ve always imagined the firstfruits to be the cream of the crop. It never occurred to me that even firstfruits can be graded and categorized. The Lord told Moses, “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God” (Ex 34:26a NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----God is a God of processes. He blesses the production of those relying on and thanking Him. Giving Him the best of the production is an act of relying on Him, “Why should I stress about giving God my best? He will bless me with more!” And so He does. And He not only blesses with more, but the best gets better until the second best is better than the old best and the new best is so much that it’s more than what’s given to Him. And that process would have continued until all the world was full of man’s obedience and God’s blessing. But Israel wouldn’t get into the loop.
-----Are we much better? Do we give Him the best of our thoughts? Do we give Him the best of our feelings? Do we give Him the best of what we make in our workshop’s and of what we grow in our gardens? I don’t know. We give Him money, mostly. And one dollar is as good as another. So, do we?

Love you all,
Steve Corey