You’re Still a Thief!
by Ronald W Robey
God sees those who tithe in lands outside of Canaan/Israel as thieves.
How so?
Because the only place in God’s word that He names as an authorized tithe collection location is the city of Jerusalem in the land of Canaan/Israel.
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;
11 Then THERE SHALL BE A PLACE WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD SHALL CHOOS 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:
2 Chronicles 6:5 Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
6 But I HAVE CHOSEN JERUSALEM, THAT MY NAME MIGHT BE THERE; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
God’s tithe is to be observed in Jerusalem…nowhere else.
So if you are tithing in lands other than Canaan/Israel so as not to be seen by God as a thief, He still sees you as a thief. You are not tithing where He said his tithe is to be taken.
It is as if you have not tithed at all.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.