Pastor Wade spoke about tithing today in church, and when he asked if anyone had anything to say, of course I did! I have a lot to say about tithing. You see, for a long time I didn’t understand. This week I’ll share the Scriptures, and next week I’ll share a testimony about it. First of all, you have to want to know, and have to dig deep to learn about tithing. I ran a search on tithe and tithing. If you go to each chapter and read the entire chapter, you will get the full impact of the Scripture. I’m just printing what came up in my search. Now you have to search for the rest of it in your Bibles!
Genesis 14:20 “And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.”
Leviticus 27:31 “And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part thereof.”
Numbers 18:24 “But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.”
Numbers 18:26 “Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.”
Numbers 18:28 “Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD'S heave offering to Aaron the priest.”
Deuteronomy 12:6 “And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:”
Deuteronomy 12:11 “Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:”
See also Deuteronomy 12:17; Deuteronomy 14:22; Deuteronomy 14:23; and Deuteronomy 14:28.
Deuteronomy 26:12 “When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;”
See also 2 Chronicles 31:5-6.
2 Chronicles 31:12 “And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next.”
Nehemiah 10:37 “And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.”
Nehemiah 10:38 “And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.”
Nehemiah 12:44 “And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.”
Nehemiah 13:5 “And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.”
See also Nehemiah 13:12
Amos 4:4 “Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:”
Malachi 3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.”
Malachi 3:10 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
See also Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42.
Luke 18:12 “I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.”
Hebrews 7:5 “And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:”
Hebrews 7:6 “But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.”
Hebrews 7:8 “And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.”
Hebrews 7:9 “And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.”
If you really want to know about tithing, ask God who will give you His wisdom, and study to show yourself approved. If after reading each chapter above you don’t understand, read the chapter before it! Also, follow references to learn what He wants us to have by keeping His command on tithing ten percent of our income to His storehouse, which is a church home whose sole purpose is sharing God’s Word and truth from the pulpit, proclaiming Jesus as Lord of lords and King of kings, and the Door to the kingdom of heaven. The main purpose of tithing is so God’s Word may continue to be preached throughout the world’s existence, to keep the doors of the church open. If we don’t tithe, my friends, the doors could be closed for lack of funds. It is very costly to keep a church open and operating in safe order. Next week, I’ll share my story.