Tree of Life Congregation Celebration of First Fruits June 2016
Tree of Life Congregation Celebration of First Fruits
The First Fruits Celebration commemorates the Jewish offering of the main agricultural produce of the harvest.
In classic Hebrew, the first fruits were given to priests to offer to God.
Deuteronomy 26: 2-4
Take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the Lord your God is giving you and put them in a basket.
Then go to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name and say to the priest in office at the time, “I declare today to the Lord your God that I have come to the land the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.
The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 26: 9-10
He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; and now I bring the first fruits of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.
Place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him.