Money Well Spent
Hebrews 7:17 NKJV 17 For He testifies: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”
1) The sacred tithe that supported the priests and the Levites This was the tithe Abraham gave to Melchizedek.
Numbers 18:21 NKJV 21 “Behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work which they perform, the work of the tabernacle of meeting.
Numbers 18:28 NKJV 28 Thus you shall also offer a heave offering to the Lord from all your tithes which you receive from the children of Israel, and you shall give the Lord ’s heave offering from it to Aaron the priest.
2) The tithe of the feast and festivals The second tithe was dedicated to the good of man himself.
Deuteronomy 14:22-23 NKJV 22 “You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. 23 And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.
Deuteronomy 14:26 NKJV 26 And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.
3) The tithe for the poor
Deuteronomy 14:28-29 NKJV 28 “At the end of every third year you shall bring out the tithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates. 29 And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
You will not find any place in the New Testament where Jesus rescinded or abolished the giving of the tithe. In Matthew 23:23 Jesus tells us we ought to tithe.
Hebrews 7:8 NKJV 8 Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.
Luke 6:38 NKJV 38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
II Corinthians 9:6-8 NKJV 6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
II Corinthians 9:10 NKJV 10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
I Corinthians 9:14 NKJV 14 Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.
Leviticus 27:30 NKJV 30 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 to the Lord .
1) Satisfaction in knowing we have obeyed, knowing God’s tithe will increase the effectiveness of His kingdom and expand it.
2) A belief that God will cause an overflow in our lives, enough for us and enough to bless others.
3) It increases our faith as we obey the word, and causes us to be even more generous givers. God is a giver. If you’re going to be like God, you’re going to be a giver.
I Timothy 6:10-11 NKJV 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. https://bible.com/bible/114/1ti.6.10-11.NKJV