Deuteronomy 26-27

When you pay your tithe, bring it to the priest, recount the Exodus and entry into Canaan, and rejoice before God.  State that you have paid your tithe from your house, and ask God to bless you.  He will!

When you enter Canaan, set up stones on Mount Ebal and have a ceremony calling down on yourself curses for disobeying the Law, and blessings for obeying it.

How this is about Jesus

  • Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek, when He received income from fighting in the land.  Hebrews says this foresees Levites paying tithes to Jesus (Hebrews 7:1-10).
  • Jesus took the curse of the Law for our disobedience, when He died on the cross, so we could have the blessing promised in the Law, which we don't deserve (Galatians 3:13-14).


  • We have lots of practical questions about tithing: all to the local church?  Net or gross income?  Etc.  But ultimately it comes down to devotion to Jesus.  Are you giving Him the first place in your heart, your schedule, and in your checkbook?
  • As those delivered from spiritual bondage (not Exodus but forgiveness in Christ), and are ready to enter the Promised Land, we must resolve to live according to God's Word.

Galatians 3:13-14
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."

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