Deuteronomy 25-26

“And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm … gave us a land flowing with milk and honey” (26:8-9).  During the very first harvest of the Israelites in their new land (26:1-4), each person was supposed to bring some of their produce to the “place of worship” while reciting the history of how God had rescued them.  This thanksgiving offering was used for the Levites (priestly tribe), foreigners, the fatherless, and widows (26:13).

“And you shall rejoice in all the good” that God has given you (26:11).  God’s goodness to us deserves celebration, and part of that celebration includes providing for others in His name.