The Tithing Rod

“The Lord established the principle of tithing among the Israelites by referring to the method by which shepherds counted the sheep [Leviticus 27:32].

When sheep were herded into a sheepfold at night, the shepherd stood by with a rod saturated with dye. He marked every tenth sheep with this dye as they entered the pen. This enabled him to do a quick count to determine if any were missing.”

(Knight, George W. 2007. Bible Customs & Curiosities, p. 56).

Reinstatement of the Commandments

The Ten Commandments were the rules that governed the covenant relationship between God and the Israelites. While those laws have been abolished, the truths of nine of the ten commandments were reinstated in the New Testament under grace.

The fourth commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8), was the only commandment not to be reiterated. That principle was a shadow of a time to come in the New Testament when EVERY day was to be kept sacred and holy to the Lord.

Statistics About Pastors in the Christian World

75% report being highly stressed.

91% have experienced some form of burnout in ministry.

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What the World Says About High Heels

Is the wearing of high heels in keeping with the Scriptural teaching of holiness, modesty, and humility?

Let the world itself answer this question.

“But heels that elongate the calf . . . now you’re talking. Heels not only add height, but they affect the way you move and how you feel . . . you are upright and primed. And when your body feels that way it is easier to act that way.”

—“Why a Vogue Editor Will Always Wear High Heels” by Alexandra Shulman

Church Fathers on Acts of Charity

Quotes from three early church fathers/writers concerning works of charity:

And if there is among them any that is poor and needy, and if they have no spare food, they fast two or three days in order to supply to the needy their lack of food. —The Apologist Aristides, 125 AD

We know many among us have who have given [sold] themselves into bondage, in order that they might ransom others. Many, too, have surrendered themselves to slavery, that with the price which they received for themselves, they might provide food for others.  —Clement of Rome, 96 AD

On that day in which you fast, you shall taste nothing except bread and water.  Of the foods which you were going to eat, reckon how much the food of that day when you fast was going to cost, and give the amount to a widow or orphan or one in need.  —Hermas of Rome, (c. 90-140)