TEXT: Leviticus 27:30
The Bible says there is a blessing in tithing. The promise is that if we will bring our tithe to the storehouse,
God will open the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing that we can't contain.
I. ABRAHAM STARTED IT Gen. 14:18-20
Some say that tithing is under the law, but long before the law was given Abraham had been to deliver his nephew Lot from the enemy and was returning when Melchizedek, king of Salem met him. Melchizedek was the priest of the most high God and a type of Jesus. The Word says Abraham gave tithes of all.
II. JACOB CONTINUED IT Gen. 28:20-22
After Jacob had the vision of the heavenly ladder, he awoke, and said Surely the Lord is in this place: and he placed a stone at the place and called it Bethel. There Jacob made a vow to God.
III. MOSES INCORPORATED IT Lev. 27:30
After the law was given to Moses, God called him back to the mountain to give him directions for building the tabernacle, a place where God could meet with man. For the building and support of the tabernacle God commanded that the people give a tenth of all they had and Moses incorporated this commandment into the law.
IV. MALACHI COMMANDED IT Mal. 3:10
Malachi is telling God*s people to return to the Lord and he ask the question Will a man rob God? and then says that a man robs God in tithes and offerings. Then Malachi commands them to tithe.
V. JESUS COMMENDED IT Matt. 23:23
Jesus was denouncing the Scribes and Pharisees for their religious acts that had no depth. He accused them of outward acts but no inward truth. He said they had done some of the things but left undone weightier matters. Jesus makes it clear that while there are more important things we should never leave tithing out.
VI. GOD ORDAINED IT I Cor. 9:14
Paul, writing to the church of Corinth was telling them that they should support the work of spreading the gospel, because God had ordained it that way.
VII. PAUL EXPLAINED IT I Cor. 16:2
As Paul continues his letter to the Corinthians, he explains the way to give and when to give.
Sermon From Pastor Zeno Groce