The word "tithe" means "ten percent". Old Testament tithing was a form of
taxation and was imposed upon Jewish believers and unbelievers alike. This
amounted to a percentage of what one owned or received for his labors. There
were several tithes. One was an income tax for the maintenance of the Levites
(Num. 18,21,24). There was also a tax for the national feasts and sacrifices,
mentioned in Deuteronomy 14,22 through 24. Thirdly, there was a tax every
year used for the poor of the land (Deut. 14,28,29). Three Taxes or
"Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ
shall give thee light."
Dear Lord, help me today not to be careless about my relationship with You.
In Christ name I pray