If you continue reading in that chapter you will see that tithes were food products from the land of Israel which were to be used to compensate the Levites for serving God in the Tabernacle as a replacement for their lost land inheritance rights in Israel (see Numbers ).
However, I would like to touch on some of the most important reasons why what the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination teaches about tithing is WRONG.
If you look at the context carefully, however, you see that the New Covenant began at the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus NOT his birth (see also Gal. When Jesus discussed tithing in Matthew , he was only commanding Jewish obedience to the Old Covenant Law which he endorsed and supported until Calvary.
In Matthew Jesus told his followers to obey the scribes and Pharisees “because they sit in Moses’ seat.” Yet He did not command Gentiles whom He healed to present themselves to the priests and obey the Law of Moses.
Third, as stated earlier, tithing is not Taught in the New Testament.
The Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination uses Matthew to support the idea that Jesus taught the New Testament Church to tithe.