Definition of Tithing: A Tenth Part of Your Increase
Hebrews 7:2. The origin and definition of the word tithe is derived from the Hebrew word, “aser” meaning ten. The “ma’aser.” or tithe, thus means the tenth part. The complete definition of tithing is the act of a person giving a tenth part of their increase for God’s use.
Though tithing is well defined in Mosaic Law, tithing started long before Moses where it is mentioned several times in the Book of Genesis starting with Abraham. Abraham tithed to Melchizedek who was priest “of the most high God", and the King of Salem (Hebrews 7:2, “To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace”). In this case, Abraham’s increase was the spoils from the battles he had just won, and the tithes was a tenth of his increase from these battles.
HEBREWS 7 BIBLE SCRIPTURE Hebrews 7:2, “To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace.”
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2 Corinthians 9:6, "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."