The Land of the Tithe

by Ronald W Robey

Leviticus 27:30 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.

According to Leviticus 27:30, God’s holy tithe was to come from the land,… “And all the tithe of the land, whether it be of the seed,…”

What “land” is God speaking of here? It may surprise some readers to discover that God was not speaking of the entire world in Leviticus 27:30. Rather, He was speaking of a SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.

Can I prove this with the Bible? If I couldn’t, I wouldn’t have said it.

Grab your Bible and turn to Deuteronomy 12. I’ll wait,…

Let’s begin in verse 1.

Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

God is speaking to a SPECIFIC PEOPLE in Deuteronomy 12:1, e.g.; the children of Israel. The children of Israel had left Egypt and the unjust oppression they were under there forty years earlier.

After forty years of wandering in the wilderness, they were getting ready to enter the land that had been promised their forefathers,… the land of Canaan.

God is now giving the children of Israel guidelines that He expects them to obey once they enter the land that He was giving to them.

Read on,…

Deuteronomy 12:10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;

Deuteronomy 12:11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 reveal to the reader that the “land” which Leviticus 27:30 was speaking of was the land of Canaan. Once the children of Israel took up residence in the land of Canaan, and were safe from their enemies, THEN they were to begin tithing.

So, Leviticus 27:30 is not speaking of a worldwide, global tithe. It is speaking of a centralized tithe, restricted to the land of Canaan.

Further, Leviticus 27:30 tells us that God’s tithe was to consist of a SPECIFIC thing. It was to come from agricultural increase,… not from the money that the children of Israel had.

A careful study of the word of God will reveal to the reader that God never told anyone in His word to give ten percent of their money to any religious entity or to any religious institution.

His commanded tithe has always been agricultural increase,… it was not to come from anyone’s weekly/bi-weekly/monthly monetary income.

Pastor’s have handled the word of God deceitfully and have twisted the word of Truth into a lie; turning God’s holy tithe into an unholy thing.  They have redefined both the elements, and the location of God’s holy tithe.  By doing so, it is not God’s tithe they preach,… but man’s..

The monetary tithe requirement doctrine that is being taught in religious institutions around the world today is totally foreign to the word of God.

Psalm 147:19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
Psalm 147:20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.