Morning Morsels 040: Yah’s Firstborn

The true significance of being born a Hebrew Israelite.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. According to Torah, being a firstborn son is quite important and significant. The importance of this station is highlighted in both the Pre-Messianic and Messianic Writings. After being freed from the Babylonian captivity, the Israelites decided to rededicate themselves to Yah upon hearing the Law read and explained to them.

One by one they cited the laws they would honor in their lives, and among those laws they listed this one:

36 We agree to give Elohim our oldest sons and the firstborn of all our herds and flocks, as prescribed in the Law. We will present them to the priests who minister in the Temple of our Elohim.

—Nehemiah 10:36

In the book of Luke we read something similar:

22 Then it was time for their purification offering, as required by the law of Moses after the birth of a child; so, his parents took him to Jerusalem to present him to Yah.

—Luke 2:22

The law these verses refer to is found in the book of Exodus. There we read:

1 Then Yah said to Moses, 2 Dedicate to me every firstborn among the Israelites. The first offspring to be born, of both humans and animals, belongs to me. 12 [Y]ou must present all firstborn sons and firstborn male animals to Yah, for they belong to him. 13 A firstborn donkey may be bought back from Yah by presenting a lamb or young goat in its place. But if you do not buy it back, you must break its neck. However, you must buy back every firstborn son. 15 For when Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, Yah killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of animals. Therefore, I sacrifice to Yah all the males that first open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.

—Exodus 13:1 – 2, 12 – 13, 15

What does this mean for all Israelites? Well, it means something truly wonderful and special. You see, being born a Hebrew Israelite automatically places you in the company of Yah’s firstborn, and because of that, you are to be dedicated solely to him, whether you are male or female:

22 Then you will tell him, this is what Yah says: Israel is my firstborn son.

—Exodus 4:22

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