Scripture clearly states that the first fruits belong to God— not the leftovers. For some reason it is vital that we take the first and best of what we have and release it—release it as an offering . . . a sacrifice . . . a thank you. Release it so that we acknowledge and remember our source. Release it so that there is now an opening into which God’s good can flow. Kahlil Gibran wrote that “the fear of thirst is the thirst that can never be quenched.” By giving away the best of what we have, we have conquered our fear of thirst. And thus we will be satisfied.
The Dead Sea is dead because it has no outlets. Whatever flows into it never leaves. It can not release or give life.
Break yourself like the bread, and you will be multiplied. Pour yourself out like wine, and you too will enjoy the party— especially since your generosity comes from the first-fruits of your labors and not the leftovers.
~Live. Breathe. Joy.