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Michael Rood shares the story of Abraham and Melchizedek and how Abraham's actions relate to us today.

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9 thoughts on “Why Did Abraham Tithe?

  1. To me the question is with melchezedec giving abraham bread and wine and abraham dividing the retaken spoils even giving some to the king of soddham how is that considered a tithe when it reads as though it was paying for the peace and rest that came after the warring . Pay for peace and comfort is the lesson why God gives us oyr peace and comfort what does he want a tithe or our Thanks and praise . Thank Heaven the Leviticalpriesthood is not our salvation

    • Gen 14:21  And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
      Gen 14:22  And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
      Gen 14:23  That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
      Gen 14:24  Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
      Abram did not take or divide the spoils. the only spoil that was taken was what his men have eaten. So therefore Abram could not have tithe the spoils.

    • “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr. quotes

      If Abraham said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, 23 that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, “I have made Abram rich’– 24except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.” Then can Abraham take a tenth of the spoils? NO! He cant not.

      If Abraham said, I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, “I have made Abram rich’–. and Abraham did take a tenth of the spoils to give Melchizedek then would that be paying for a blessing in return that could be consider to make Abraham rich? Yes!

      If Abraham Promised God not to do something and then went and done it, would that make Abraham a lyre? Yes!

      If the Book of Hebrews said Abraham took something that Abraham told the king of Sodom that Abraham would not take then does that make the writer of Hebrews a lyre? Yes!

    • 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he (Melchizedek) was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he (Melchizedek) blessed him (Abraham) and said:

      “Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
      Possessor of heaven and earth;
      20 And blessed be God Most High,
      Who has delivered your (Abraham) enemies into your (Abraham) hand.”

      And he (Melchizedek) gave him (Abraham) of all (bread and wine)?

      Looking in to the Hebrew the word tithe here is tenth and the word of is from. A tenth part from all.
      After Melchizedek stop speaking the narrator finished describing what they did.
      Someone gave someone something but who gave who and what was given?

      Melchizedek gave to Abraham or did Abraham gave to Melchizedek or did God gave to Abraham? Would it be classified as a tenth or a tithe?

      And he (Melchizedek) gave him (Abraham) a tithe of all (bread and wine)?
      And he (Melchizedek) gave him (Abraham) a tenth part from all (bread and wine)?
      And he (Abraham) gave him (Melchizedek) a tenth part from all (spoil)?
      And he (God) gave him (Abraham) a tithe of all (spoil)?
      And he (God) gave him (Abraham) a tenth part from all (spoil)?

      Abraham told the king he would not take anything. So it was not Abraham doing the giving or God giving Abraham the spoil. Only one option left, Melchizedek Gave Abraham. What did he give? Not spoil. Only option is bread and wine. Would this be a tithe or a tenth?

      Well Jesus gave bread and wine at the last supper. Could this be a shadow of that?

      Mat 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
      Mat 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
      Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

      And he (Melchizedek) gave him (Abraham) a tenth part from all (bread and wine).

  2. No donations in money where given. I prefer to give in these last days to the poor who do not happen through the churches anymore as it should.

  3. A tithe is the tenth of the separated portion of only certain items that God wants on regular basics of all the increase for the year of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree. Your grain and your new wine, your oil and of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks.
    When the Scriptures mentions to take a tenth of something it uses the word tenth not tithe. The word tithe is only used for that separated portion of certain items that is to be given to God in which some is given to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. It is not an income for men.

  4. Did Abraham see Yeshua in person as some doctrines teach, or does it refer to seeing him a far off, by faith, just how Abraham saw the coming Kingdom a far off, by faith? I’m stuck on this Michael, help. My limited knowledge tells me he saw the messiah by faith, cos if the messiah could appear in the flesh throughout history, why then would there be a need to be born through a woman? Maybe i just don’t have eyes to see nor ears to hear 🙁

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