Tithing: The Spirit and the Law

John 2:13-22

There was shouting, cattle and sheep bolted, birds lost feathers, table tops whacked against stone, then came the tinkle of coins showering the floor. John gasped, what was Jesus doing? Those were tithes and offerings bolting out the door! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market” he shouted! John’s eyes were wide with horror; it did look like a market. Passover had always been a good time to bring the seasonal tithe; and everyone knew the temple priests made a nice profit from that and the Passover lambs; but no one had the guts to say so…till now. The money changers looked at their overturned tables. They didn’t know what to think. Some were worried, others were angry. More