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A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.
In this last chapter of the book of Leviticus, Moses the prophet rehearses with the people what belongs to the Lord. The issue of vows made to the Lord was also presented. The people of the Lord, namely the Israelites, were well versed in giving and on what a tithe was, which was required. There was no question because they already knew, “It’s Already The Lord’s.”
Why is it that some people who refer to themselves as Jesus Followers continually try and work themselves out of this biblical mandate? Tithing has been God’s way of funding His work on earth since the day Abraham first tithed to Melchizedek in the book of Genesis. Even the Muslims are taxed 2.5% of their wealth by the leaders of the Mosque! But so many believers in Jesus walk away from generosity and then come to the church for help when they’re in trouble financially. If we can just remember this one line, “It’s Already The Lord’s,” we’ll be fine. I have a friend of means that has refuted this truth as long as I have known him. In time, he lost his entire company by a strange series of “COINCIDENCES” and now languishes in self-pity. No, he’s not broke, but he’s also unfulfilled. When we go with God’s plan, there’s always more than enough. But when we try and circumvent God’s plan, there’s never enough. My answer: just go with it! Because “It’s Already The Lord’s.”
I know after these many years that “It’s The Lord’s Already!” Amen