Throughout the Bible, we see how God expects His people to prioritise certain things. It is not enough to do the right thing but rather we must do things in their proper order. One such thing is our giving to the Lord. Yes we must learn to give our tithes, seed, and the various offerings. We must also learn to give the first fruit offering. Cain gave an offering out of his labour. He had a good harvest and naturally took care of his needs then remembered to give to the Lord before the harvest was done. On the other hand Abel his brother gave the very first fruit He got. Before he took care of himself and his needs, Abel remembered that God was first in his life and therefore gave Him the very first fruit. God was so pleased with Abel while rejecting Cain.
At the beginning of every year, every season, new job, new position, new contract, new business of anything like that, you must give unto the Lord the very first income as your first fruit. This is your way of saying that God is your source and supply. You literary put God first in that situation with your first fruit offering. First fruit means you have started with God and the blessing of God will be on everything else along the way. The first fruit belongs to God and we must not consume it on ourselves but rather give it unto God. First Things must be First.
SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 4:1-5 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I submit to your teaching today and choose to put you first at all times. I believe, You’re my source and supply in Jesus name amen.