“Much of its wealth comes from the fervent devotion of members, who tithe faithfully,” wrote Jenkins.
They volunteer at shelters and tithe their earnings—not nearly enough.
He left because he no longer could afford to tithe to the church, and was thus deemed “unworthy.”
But we cannot enumerate a tithe of the masterpieces of the British Encyclopædia.
It was pent, it was dying of confinement, it was breathing with only a tithe of its tissue.
Could the young but conceive a tithe of the misery I endured, they would never after swerve from the truth.
But their befuddlement was only a tithe of that which struck Cleigh an hour later.
The subject of tithe is one that can only be dealt with in a restricted way and from one point of view.
No other woman could ever mean to me one tithe of all that Constance Grey meant.
The great valley is not put to a tithe of the use it might be.
a tenth of the produce of the earth consecrated and set apart for special purposes. The dedication of a tenth to God was recognized as a duty before the time of Moses. Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek (Gen. 14:20; Heb. 7:6); and Jacob vowed unto the Lord and said, "Of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee." The first Mosaic law on this subject is recorded in Lev. 27:30-32. Subsequent legislation regulated the destination of the tithes (Num. 18:21-24, 26-28; Deut. 12:5, 6, 11, 17; 14:22, 23). The paying of the tithes was an important part of the Jewish religious worship. In the days of Hezekiah one of the first results of the reformation of religion was the eagerness with which the people brought in their tithes (2 Chr. 31:5, 6). The neglect of this duty was sternly rebuked by the prophets (Amos 4:4; Mal. 3:8-10). It cannot be affirmed that the Old Testament law of tithes is binding on the Christian Church, nevertheless the principle of this law remains, and is incorporated in the gospel (1 Cor. 9:13, 14); and if, as is the case, the motive that ought to prompt to liberality in the cause of religion and of the service of God be greater now than in Old Testament times, then Christians outght to go beyond the ancient Hebrew in consecrating both themselves and their substance to God. Every Jew was required by the Levitical law to pay three tithes of his property (1) one tithe for the Levites; (2) one for the use of the temple and the great feasts; and (3) one for the poor of the land.