Often the difference between Tithes and First Fruits are misunderstood. Actually the whole issue of giving is misunderstood.
Whenever “first fruits” are mentioned in the Bible it is not meaning 10% of your earnings, but rather it is another matter altogether. Actually most believers will be stunned to know that it’s not about money at all!
Dr. Russ Kelly details in a short answer the difference in the Yahoo Tithing Study Group
Tithes Were Not the Same as First-fruits
“The first-fruit was a very small amount of the first crop harvest and the first-born was the first offspring of animals. The first-fruit was small enough to fit into a hand-held basket (Deut. 26:1-4, 10; Lev. 23:17; Num. 18:13-17; 2 Chron 31:5a). First-fruit and first-born offerings went directly to the Temple and were required to be totally consumed by ministering priests only inside the Temple (Neh. 10:35-37a; Ex. 23:19; 34:26; Deut. 18:4).”
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