And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
The bible is such a wide book, which, it's explanation and understanding varies. And in most cases, different interpretations are given to same bible verse according to the understanding of the reader or perhaps to suite his or her current situation.
Now, referring to the bible verse above, I will like to pick out some vital points; but, before then, I want you to understand this that in every situation, everyone always goes for whatever suites him/her and always hold on to that as a reference point at any given time.
A reading from the previous verses before the verse in this context reads thus:
22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee,...
25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
First, you should tithe the increase of your field, year by year.
However, in our present age, farming is not a general major occupation as it used to be in those days, and increase is not common, especially for salary workers whose salary remains constant until promotion or a bigger job.
Secondly, tithe is not actually meant to be taken to the place if worship and dropped, then leave. It was meant to be enjoyed in that place, by using it to buy anything that your soul LUSTS after.
But my concern here is the use of the word lust; because, lust, to the best of my knowledge doesn't always yield pleasant results. And secondly, the strong drink, which invariably, interprets as alcoholic or intoxicating drink. Maybe it was actually permitted due to the weather then; but we all know that the highest percentage of people who drink strong drinks, always get drunk occasionally.
So, why apply what is not applicable to your situation and condition just because you saw it written somewhere sacred or you someone told you, or rather, that you saw someone do it.
Don't forget, Apostle Paul said he was permitted to do all things but not all things are edifying.
So, the fact that the bible truly permits the buying of strong drink with your tithe, you still need to look into it again.
Besides, it is not only strong drink that is mentioned in that verse of the Bible.
Be wise, lest the devil take advantage of you.
Don't forget, "my people perish because they lack knowledge"
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