It’s important to know the historical background behind the tithing laws. This will help you understand how tithing was to be carried out during the Old Covenant.
In a previous post, I shared that God’s holy tithe had to come from the land of Israel. In this post, I will be sharing about the Old Covenant.
After God delivered the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, He brought them to Mount Horeb and made a covenant with them. This covenant was the Old Covenant.
The Old Covenant is also called the book of the law of Moses, the book of the covenant, and the law of Moses. The Old Covenant is also referred to as the Mosaic Covenant, the Mosaic Law, and the Sinaitic Covenant.
The Old Covenant contained many instructions and stipulations. The children of Israel had to keep ALL of its laws to be blessed. But if they broke even ONE law, they broke the entire covenant and received curses (Deuteronomy 28).
The tithing laws were part of the Old Covenant, and as such, they had to be fully obeyed for the children of Israel to receive God’s blessings. A failure to tithe as God instructed resulted in a curse (as we see in Malachi 3:8-9).