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Hebrews 7:1-2 - (1) This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, (2) and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”

Hebrews 7:5 - (5) Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham.

God established the requirement of the ______ and He has ____________ ____________ the command.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 - (6) Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. (7) Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

God expected Christians to give both ____________ and ____________.

Exodus 35:4-10 - (4) Moses said to the whole Israelite community, “This is what the LORD has commanded: (5) From what you have, take an offering for the LORD. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the LORD an offering of gold, silver and bronze; (6) blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; (7) ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather ; acacia wood; (8) olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; (9) and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. (10) “All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded:

Exodus 35:29 - (29) All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the LORD freewill offerings for all the work the LORD through Moses had commanded them to do.

Exodus 36:5-7 - (5) and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done.” (6) Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more, (7) because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.

Mark 12:41-44 - (41) Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. (42) But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. (43) Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. (44) They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”