Abraham Pays Tithe by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2021
TOPIC: ABRAHAM PAYS TITHE
TEXT: HEBREWS 7:1-4
MEMORY VERSE: “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (MALACHI 3:10).
Tithe, defined as one-tenth or 10% of one’s income, was required of Israelites in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 27:30). Refusal to tithe was considered a robbery, attracting a curse, while obedience assured them of great blessings (Malachi 3:8-12).
It is on record that the multimillionaire earth moving machine manufacturer, Mr. R. G. Tourneau, who invested much in the gospel work, gave 90% of his huge income instead of 10%. In the same vain, John D. Rockefeller Sr. and Mr. Cromwell, founder of Quaker Oats Company, gave tithes when they were poor until they became rich.
Abraham paid tithe to Melchisedec, king of Salem, a priest of God and a type of Christ (Genesis 14:18), and was blessed. Believers, today, are beneficiaries of the Abrahamic covenant blessings through faith (Galatians 3:13-14).
Jesus, the Priest after the order of Melchisedec, did not outlaw tithing (Matthew 23:23-24). His love and supreme sacrifice for our redemption must constrain us to give not just our tithes but even our very lives. Obedience brings blessings! Start today.
QUOTE: Obedience brings blessings.
CHALLENGE: Jesus, our Master, approved of tithing!
PRAYER: Father, make me a faithful tithe-giver, in Jesus’ name.
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