We are studying Deuteronomy in our Bible class at church, and, somewhat to my surprise, I am finding it fascinating and edifying. We looked at the laws for tithing, contains aspects I’ve never heard in a stewardship presentation!
The question of whether we should tithe today is usually framed in terms of the extent to which we should follow the Mosaic law on the subject. Some churches teach that the command to give a tenth of your income to the Lord is still binding; others, that the percentage requirement is superseded by the New Testament principle of not giving under compulsion (2 Corinthians 9); others, that giving is a matter of Christian freedom, but 10% is a good target. But let’s see what the Mosaic law about tithing actually is (my bolds):