I’ve had a few people inquire concerning the references to tithing we used in the middle of the sermon on Sunday. (That part of the sermon went real quick so it was hard to write them all down.)
So here they are so you can get the ones you might have missed.
Genesis 14:20 – Melchizedek comes out to meet Abraham, as Abraham gives him a tithe of the spoils of his victory.
Genesis 28:20-22 – After the vision of God’s renewed covenant, Jacob initiates a covenant with God vowing to give him a tithe of what he receives from the promised land.
Leviticus 27:30-32 – The specifications of the tithe is introduced into the law of Moses.
Numbers 18:21 – The tithe is dedicated the Levites for the work in the tabernacle.
Deuteronomy 12:5-11 – God gives instructions for what to do with the tithe once Israel crosses the Jordan.
Deuteronomy 14:22-29 – God gives instructions on how to disperse and exchange the tithe Deuteronomy 26:12-15 – God gives instructions on how Israel should sanctify the tithe before they can ask for a blessing.
2 Chronicles 31:5-12 – The children of Israel do what’s right under the reign of Hezekiah, and bring the tithes to the designated places.
Nehemiah 10:37-38 – Israel obeys God and brings the tithes to the storehouse.
Nehemiah 12:44 – Officers were appointed to watch over the tithes in the storehouse.
Nehemiah 13:5-12 – Nehemiah cleanses the storehouse and kicks Tobiah out of the room that was designated to store the tithe. He then restores order.
Amos 4:4 – God commands Israel to bring back the tithe and reiterates the curse that is upon them if they don’t.
Malachi 3:8-10 – God reprimands Israel for not delivering the tithe, and reiterates the blessings and curse that would be in result of whatever decision they chose.
Matthew 23:23 – Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for not obeying the weightier matters of the law along with tithing.
Luke 18:12 – A Pharisee brags about his obedience to the law and tithing.
Hebrews 7:5-9 – Abraham’s tithe is used to illustrate a change concerning the priesthood.
Principles on giving….
1 Give regularly – 1 Cor 16:1-2
2 Plan ahead – 2 Cor 9:5
3 Give proportionately – 2 Cor 9:6
4 Model generosity – 2 Cor 8:1-2
5 Be accountable 2 Cor 8:6, 9:3-4
6 Begin now – 2 Cor 8:12
7 Give by faith – 2 Cor 9:5
8 Trust God – 2 Cor 9:8
There are a few more… but these are the ones we used on Sunday.