Giving Our First and Best to Jesus

The feast of Leviticus 23:9-14, which was to be celebrated for the first time as the spring harvest was reaped in the Promised Land, provided the Israelites with a reminder that everything they had was from God and still belonged to Him. In offering the first stalks of the harvest and an unblemished lamb from the flock along with fine flour, oil, and wine, they acknowledged that apart from God they had nothing. They were dependent upon Him.