And it shall be, when he sits upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: – Deuteronomy 17:18-19 God knew that eventually Israel would want to be ruled by kings. So, before they entered the Promised
"You shall certainly tithe all the produce from what you sow … 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." – Deuteronomy 14:22-23 For God’s people, tithing was not an option. It was a command and central to their relationship with Him. The word tithe comes from a Hebrew word meaning a tenth. This tenth represented the portion of their possessions that belonged to God.
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also, they saw God, and did eat and drink. " – Exodus 24:9:11 This was a special moment when Israel’s leaders would have a personal encounter with God Himself. These