This frequently asked question about tithing will aim to answer: what should tithe money be used for?
And as a matter of fact, even those who are receiving the tithes in Christianity do now know what tithe money should be used for.
That is the very reason why I am writing this religious discourse: what should tithe money be used for? which forms part of our frequently asked questions about tithing.
Now let’s go straight into this article without any waste of time.
What tithe money should be used for.
According to Deuteronomy 14:22-26, tithe money should be used in the place of worship to buy whatever your heart desires; – beef, lamb, wine, beer, and there in the presence of the Lord, you are to eat these things and enjoy yourselves.
Now let’s outline the passage for your ease of confirmation.
“You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. 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.
But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or if the place where the Lord your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the Lord your God has blessed you, then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses.
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.Deuteronomy 14:22-26.
How to raise tithe money.
As we can see from the scriptural passage above, tithe money is raised by simply selling tithes.
And this is only done in the case where the temple, or place of worship; is far from the worshipper’s home.
Tithing does not mean giving money.
It is so unfortunate how the modern-day Christian is conditioned to believe that; tithing means giving money to a religious leader.
But when you read or study all the bible verses about tithing; you will discover that none of them makes reference to giving money.
Rather tithing simply means a 10%, originally called tenth; of all that your farm produces.
You can refer back to Deuteronomy 14:22; which says: “you shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year”.
Also in 2 Chronicles 31:4-6, the tithe is also seen as a tenth of sheep and cattle.
Moreover he commanded the people who dwelt in Jerusalem to contribute support for the priests and the Levites, that they might devote themselves to the Law of the Lord.
As soon as the commandment was circulated, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of grain and wine, oil and honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.
And the children of Israel and Judah, who dwelt in the cities of Judah, brought the tithe of oxen and sheep; also the tithe of holy things which were consecrated to the Lord their God they laid in heaps.
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- Does Tithing Mean Giving Money?
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