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A Haiku - Tithing, a test of obedience.
A Haiku - Tithing
One tenth of increase,
blessings from above and Him.
Given out of thanks.
A land of milk and honey, and so much more....
Olden times and today, the law is unchanged.
In olden times, when increase was most often spoken of inceases of crops, flocks, and herds, the increase spoken of related to tithing was an increase in kind.
Today the increase most often cited is an increase in monetary wealth of some kind.
Whether in those olden times, or in these modern times, the law of tithing remains the same.
Among other possible uses, the tithes were specifically intended that strangers, orphans, and widows should have enough to eat, yet in one of the most prosperous nations on earth, we still have people who are strangers to us, but hungry, orphans unadopted and on our streets hungry, and widows struggling to survive.
Of all the law, perhaps the law of tithing is one frequently broken by being ignored or short-changed.
Tithing is between the given and the Giver, but with so many blessings in our lives, can we ourselves be a cheerful giver, or begrudge giving back at least a tenth of what we have been given?
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