Nehemiah 10:38 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.
God’s men, the Levites, lived of the tithes of the people. They lived off what the people gave. That is exactly how it works in our churches today. As pastors and missionaries we live off what the people give.
Notice that God’s people also gave the tithe of the tithes. That is pretty clear that no one should be in ministry that has not learned to be a giver. If you can take the offerings given to you then you should learn to be a giver of that offerings also.
They tithed the tithe. That is a good lesson for all of us in ministry. Do not be a taker. Be a giver!