Nehemiah Chapter 10, Records The Covenant of Faith and Those Who Committed to Follow The Torah

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In this Chapter of Nehemiah we will read about all of those who by Faith chose to follow all of what The Torah Teaches. The Laws, that were neglected and they gave their pledge to walk in them and uphold all of them. The Spirit of Repentance(Teshuvah) follows with the resolve of Nehemiah The Governor, Zedekiah and The People, to Change their old ways of neglect, and Renew their Spiritual Connection to The Holy Land.

First there is a list of 83 signatories of The Covenant of Faith(The Bris Amanah) with a seal. The Temple tax is established as one-third shekel because of the economy, down from Exodus 20:13-14 of one-half shekel, which was the same later is in New Testament Times.

It brings up The Oath, Intermarriage and The Sabbath. The Mitzvos, The Wood Offerings, The Firstborn, The First of Your Dough(Challah) and The First Fruits(Terumah) and Tithing.

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This Verse Is About Personal Donations

Brother Edd,

This point is about Giving or what is Donations. The Tithe is considered part of The First Fruits which you take of The Best and first above any other payment or bills that are due, you pay G-d first, before you pay any bills to man.

The verse we were discussing is about what The People were choosing to Honor G-d above all other giving with. It was out of Joy that they Gave and not as a requirement by G-d. This was about Giving more to G-d's Work.