Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 2:3
Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
Reflections: God declares Israel as His holiness and the first fruits of His increase. Holiness implies having been consecrated. Firstfruits, on the other hand, refers to the first harvested produce of the ground, which was strictly reserved for God. Israel, therefore solely belonged to the Lord. In this position, according to God, anyone who mistreated Israel would be held guilty and consequently punished. Israel thus was promised a provision of security and peace as long as they remained consecrated to God while serving His interest unreservedly. As a covenant child of God, like Israel, you are also God’s holiness and His first fruits. Live a life consecrated to God and submit to His standards. You are bound to enjoy divine protection.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to remain connected as your first fruits and holiness.
Confession: I am the Lord’s. I enjoy peace and security.