Go to the place where the Spirit is

“Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and you take possession of it and live in it, that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the [a]place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His Name (Presence). – Deuteronomy 26:1-2

Whereas elsewhere the verb רשַׁדָּ, “to seek,” usually speaks of looking for something, or inquiring, or even caring for, that is, to seek someone else’s welfare, here the idiom מּקוֹםָל־ה ַ אֶ רשַׁדָּ, literally, “to seek to the place,” means “to make a pilgrimage to the place,” or “to visit the place with spiritual intent.” See also Amos 5:5, and Isa 11:10, “you may make a pilgrimage to the place” (אלֶ רשַׁדָּ).

The First Fruits offering is a fitting gift to the Lord for His abundant provision, for spiritual gifts, peace and harmony, big & small miracles, and protection for our families.

Worship includes honouring the LORD with offerings from what He has given. Worship and offerings go together; they can never be separated; one without the other voids both. The offering’s required as a part of worship in Deuteronomy 26. The last book of the Old Testament pleads with those who trust the LORD to give to Him from the first fruits and see how He will bless them.  Jesus, in the Gospel of Luke instructs the people to give to Him by giving to others who do not have the means to repay. When you honour the LORD with an offering, He will give a vast abundance in your storehouse, providing for all your needs both physical, mental and spiritual.

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