The Pulpit for this week is written by Rev. Delbert Redditt, the former pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Madison. Pastor Redditt currently serves the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Bratt, located near the Florida-Alabama line in west Florida.
“The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.” Exodus 23: 19
God demands that we place Him first in our lives and has a good basis for expecting us to do just that.
Consider for a moment all that God has done for us:
First, He created us. Consider the dialogue that God had with the prophet Jeremiah in chapter one verse five of his book: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Here, we see that God both formed and ordained the Prophet and his work before he was conceived. It is also true for each of us. Also, when we consider the reasons why we should place
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