Lev 23:9 And Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 23:10 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, when you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you will bring the sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest,
Lev 23:11 and he will wave the sheaf in Yahveh’s sight, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest will wave it.
Lev 23:12 And on the day when you wave the sheaf, you will offer a perfect male lamb a year old as an ascending offering to Yahveh.
Lev 23:13 And the tribute offering with it will be two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Yahveh with a soothing aroma, and the drink offering with it will be of wine, a fourth of a hin.
Lev 23:14 And you will eat neither bread nor grain parched or fresh until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a permanent prescription throughout your generations wherever you stay.
The tribute offering to be given along with the firstfruits presentation was twice the amount as that given to accompany the other festivals. None of the new bread was to be eaten before this offering was made. But on this day, the bread was sanctified for the use of the people, from then on. In the New Testament, Christ is called the firstfruits (1 Corinthians 15:20-23). He is called that because he is the first to be raised to immortal life. He is also called the bread of God (John 6:33). He is God’s provision to give life to the world.
LORD, thank you for our daily bread, and the bread of life who you sent to sustain us forever.