This is our second week studying the Old Testament feasts and how they point to Christ.
God instructed his people to observe a feast of thanksgiving for the produce of the land. This was the Feast of First Fruits. As a sign of trust and thankfulness to God’s provision, the Jews brought the first fruits of their crop to the priest who then offered it to God.
Indeed we too are thankful for how God provides supply to our needs, and blesses with more than we need. However, the Christian is thankful – overwhelmed, bursts out in praise – that the resurrected Christ is “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Cor. 15:20). The first-fruits of a wheat crop are only a sampling of the inevitable and impending harvest of wheat. The Christian will be resurrected just like Christ and will be with Him forever.