Tithing on vacation

So you are relaxing at the lake or camping somewhere and you can’t make it to church to deliver your tithe you might want to follow the advice in Deuteronomy.

Deu 14:23  "You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
Deu 14:24  "If the distance is so great for you that you are not able to bring the tithe, since the place where the LORD your God chooses to set His name is too far away from you when the LORD your God blesses you,
Deu 14:25  then you shall exchange it for money, and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses.
Deu 14:26  "You may spend the money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.
Deu 14:27  "Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.

So next time a fellow church member finds you at the liquor store up at the lake just tell them you are faithfully spending your tithe and that you intend to eat in the presence of the Lord and Rejoice!  Just don’t forget to invite the local pastor, priest or minister to partake with you!

  1. #1 by Marc on July 1, 2009 - 4:17 pm

    Awesome. I’ve used that passage before in discussions about Christians and alcohol, but your use is much more interesting. I’ll remember that when we’re on holidays for 3 weeks.


  2. #2 by Alan Knox on July 1, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    This certainly puts “tithing” in perspective, doesn’t it. Two problems: 1) This passage refers to Jerusalem, and I’ve never been able to make the trip to Jerusalem. And 2) today, I am the temple, so I’m never too far away. But, I guess I bring the tithe to me, unless I’m too far away, and then I have a party. Either way sounds good to me. The law is wonderful sometimes.


  3. #3 by Glenn on July 2, 2009 - 10:19 pm

    I was worried when you started out, but when I finally caught on.. and loved it Thanks!

    I’d like to offer


  4. #4 by tithe on July 5, 2009 - 5:49 pm

    It’s great that God gave the Israelites an opportunity to spend the tithe on a period of celebration relaxation. Wow, our God sure has changed today. I shouldn’t say God has changed, i should say that our pastors changed our God because it would be blasphemous to them to use the tithe on ourselves.

    – jared

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