22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God's house, and of all that You give me NOTE Jacob was saying....
The tenth he gave is not as significant as the remainder he also gave back because Abram says ... (This proves that Abraham never took ownership of the plunder!
) THIS EXAMPLE CANNOT LEGITIMATELY BE ARGUED TO CONSTITUTE A PRE-MOSAIC SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE OR TITHING AS IT IS TAUGHT IN THE CHURCH TODAY except if we should have a magnificent victory in war and recover spoils from which we could freely give 10% to a king and a priest who blesses us..then give the remainder back to those it was taken from"If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God.
Tithing in the Old Testament was NEVER of money and the New Testament NEVER teaches that we as believers should tithe.
To the contrary it clearly teaches that tithing is NOT required in the New Covenant!
It is NOT presented as a command nor is it suggested anywhere in the New Testament that it is an example of an action which we should follow (eg.
we are told to follow the FAITH of Abraham..not his works Rom 4:1-4).
This is best verified by systematically going through the various Covenants which God had with his people and addressing the sacrifices, firstfruit offerings and tithing that occurred.
Please grab your bible and see for yourself the TRUTH of what God has said.
NOTE The bible does not say that Abram/Abraham ever ‘tithed’ or ‘gave a tenth’ again ..EVER gave any of his own wealth! he did not ' PAY' a tithe as he would have if an obligation existed.
NOTE Abram was rich long before he encountered Melchizedek (Gen 13:2)....' THE blessing' could NOT possibly have been related to his tithing.