Tithing

Numbers 18:25-29
 
ADONAI said to Moshe, “Tell the L’vi’im, ‘When you take from the people of Isra’el the tenth of the produce which I have given you from them as your inheritance, you are to set aside from it a gift for ADONAI, one tenth of the tenth. The gift you set aside will be accounted to you as if it were grain from the threshing-floor and grape juice from the wine vat. In this way you will set aside a gift for ADONAI from all your tenths that you receive from the people of Isra’el, and from these tenths you are to give to Aharon the cohen the gift set aside for ADONAI. From everything given to you, you are to set aside all that is due ADONAI, the best part of it, its holy portion.’
 
What trust is this! The High Priest of the Nation of Israel, the Cohen Gadol was to receive one one hundredth of the riches of the land. In order for Adonai to bless Him, He would have to bless all the L’vi’im who received one tenth, which in turn means Adonai would have to bless the whole nation in order for them to live off the ninety percent they kept for themselves. Tithing blesses the whole nation when done with trust and rejoicing in the this act of worship! Praise Your Lord for Your provision! Amen!
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