Tithe

Tithe“…for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.” Psalm 50:12

“The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.” Haggai 2:8

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18

“For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God; who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace.” Hebrews 7:1-2

When we pay tithe, we are helping to spread the gospel. The Lord is coming so soon.  We need to do everything that we can to help people around the world to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  It is a joy working along with the Lord and His angels in getting His word out to as many as we can before He comes.  

“And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on. So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God; And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house; and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.” Genesis 28:20-22

“And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them; I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel. And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.” Numbers 18:20,21

“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s it is holy unto the Lord.” Leviticus 27:30

When we pay tithe, we are supporting the gospel workers in our church.   Our pastors need our support so they can preach the gospel to those of us in the church.   Our pastors visit the sick, the shut-ins, and they go out into neighborhoods and work with the people in those neighborhoods helping them to understand the Bible.

“Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse; for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 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. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:7-11

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law; judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” Matthew 23:23

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