Money is important to building any kingdom here on earth. Yet, the love of money is the root of all evil. One can only imagine what it cost to rebuild Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time. The interesting thing is that he didn’t go seeking funds outside of the Jews. The future of the church depends on generations of believers understanding tithing. Does God really need our money to build His kingdom here on earth? What is the spiritual meaning behind tithing? How does tithing benefit us and God alike? The Word of God shows that God commands us to give tithe in the old testament under the dispensation of the law. However, the first man the Bible tells us gave a tithe, Abraham, lived before the time of the law. In Abraham’s encounter, he met a high priest by the name of Melchizedek whom Apostle Paul references in the new testament talking about the priesthood of Jesus Christ and the believer. What does Abraham’s encounter and our priesthood have to do with tithing? God’s wisdom is not of this world.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7, 1 Peter 2:9, Genesis 14:18-24, Nehemiah 10:38, Malachi 3:8-10,