You Can’t Cherry-Pick
by Ronald W Robey
(written November 19, 2019)

Attempting to obey God’s command to tithe, but ignoring God’s command that the tithe be

a) agricultural crops, flocks, and herds (Lev. 27:30,32; Deut. 12:17; 14:22-23,26; 2 Chr. 31:6; Neh. 10:37; 12:44; 13:5,12; Mal. 3:10; Matt 23:23; Lu. 11:42)

b) observed only after becoming a citizen of the land of Canaan (Deut. 12:10-11)

c) given to the bloodline descendants of the biblical patriarch Levi; to widows; to orphans; and to foreigners living in the land of Canaan (Deut. 26:12-17)

d) taken to the House of God in Jerusalem (Deut. 12:10-11; 2 Chr. 6:5-6; Mal. 3:10)

Is not obedience to God’s command to tithe at all.  As the apostle James rightly said, For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)

You can’t cherry-pick from the tithe commands the parts that you like and ignore the rest of the tithe commands.