17 April 2018

The Tithe

The Tithe
Text: Deuteronomy 14:22-29

Rev. Mitchell Tan

Message Notes

THE TITHE   (Deuteronomy 14:22)

1. First mentioned   (Genesis 14:20)

a) From Abraham
b) To Melchizedek

2. Law of the tithe   (Deuteronomy 14:22)

a) Of increase
b) Year by year

3. Things tithed   (Deuteronomy 14:23)

a) Grain
b) New wine
c) Oil
d) Firstborn of herds
e) Firstborn of flocks

4. With reference to the future Temple
The place He chooses to make His name abide   (Deuteronomy 14:23, 24)

5. Lesson behind the Law of the Tithe   (Deuteronomy 14:23)

a) To fear the LORD your God
b) Always

6. If Temple Distance too far   (Deuteronomy 14:24)

a) Journey too long
b) Tithe of animals- too long a journey
c) Exchange for money
d) Money-Tithe is acceptable   (Deuteronomy 14:25)

7. Use of the money to purchase animal of sacrifice

a) Personal choice allowed   (Deuteronomy 14:26)
b) Things to remember
i) Eat before the LORD your God
ii) You shall rejoice
iii) You and household
iv) Do not forget the Levite   (Deuteronomy 14:27
(The Temple attendants)

8. Timing

At the end of every three years   (Deuteronomy 14:28)
a) Allowance for growth
b) Harvest
Gracious understanding and provision of the Lord

9. Remembering people in need/ in service   (Deuteronomy 14:29)

a) The Levites who serve the Lord
b) The stranger
c) The fatherless
d) The widow

10. The blessing of the LORD   (Deuteronomy 14:29)

a) Tithing to be practised diligently
b) That the LORD may bless in all the work done