Examining Matthew 23:23
by Ronald W Robey
Read the following verse…
Matthew 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Now, go back and read Matthew 23:23 again. As you read, ask yourself these questions,…
a) Who was Jesus addressing in this verse? (Hint: the answer can be found in the verse itself)
b) Why were they tithing? (again, the answer is in the verse)
c) What were they tithing? (again, the answer is in the verse)
d) Why were they tithing what they were tithing? (again, the answer is in the verse)
e) Why did Jesus say that tithing these things ought to be done? (again, the answer is in the verse)
f) Why did Jesus tell them to continue tithing what they were tithing? (again, the answer is in the verse)
g) Jesus mentioned the Law in this verse; what did the Law require as tithe? (see Leviticus 27:30-33)
i) Who did the Law say was required to tithe? (see Leviticus 27:34)
j) Where did the Law say tithing is to be observed? (see Deut. 12:1,10,11)
k) Who did the Law say the tithe is to be given to? (see Numbers 18:21-26; Deuteronomy 14:22-29)

l)  Are Believers in Christ Jesus as Messiah mentioned in Matthew 23:23?

m) Is the New Covenant Church mentioned anywhere in the text of Matthew 23:23?
n) Is money mentioned in the text of Matthew 23:23?
Many questions can be spring-boarded off of Matthew 23:23. Be as the Berean’s of the first century. Search the answers in God’s word.
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