When we are asked to do something or to believe something regarding Scripture, we should always be like the Bereans and test everything against Scripture itself (Acts 17:11), the whole of Scripture (2 Tim 3:16-17). If a person feels "led by the spirit" to speak, behave, or believe a certain thing, they should test that spirit (1 John 4:1) and determine if it is in agreement with Scripture.
Let's walk together through Scripture and see what it says about the matter of tithing. As we take this journey, may we say, believe, and do what is right, be merciful in our speech and actions, and walk humbly with the Lord (Micah 6:8).
Scriptural quotations are from the New American Standard Bible unless otherwise noted. Bolded text or other emphases in the Scriptural references are ours.
The Hebrew word for "tithe" or "tenth" is מַעֲשֵׂר (ma'aser, Strong's #4643).
The Greek word for "tithe" or "tenth" is δεκάτη (dekate, Strong's # 1181).
Scripture first mentions "tithe" in Genesis 14 so let's begin there...
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