First things First by Pastor Segun Doherty
“Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” – Proverbs 3:9-10
God has special interest in anything that comes first. The first child is not excluded in His interest which is why He commanded that the first born should be dedicated to Him. The first things have importance and the best is extended to them (Exodus 13:2). God gave a command concerning the first things (fruits, born, male or female).
What is first fruit?
The first income or harvest in a season. The first fruit principle is of faith and obedience to God. It is putting God first and ensuring that first things come first. It can be likened to picking the very first ripe, fruitful crop from your farm. You must bring your first fruit with praise and thanksgiving as an act of allegiance to God; the giver of all. It opens doors to increase and breakthroughs beyond one’s own imagination. It is a command and not an advice. Ignorance and disobedience to God’s commands keeps a person away from being blessed. God will cause your storehouse to be filled with plenty.