Thursday, January 21, 2010

Give to Caesar...

Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."   Matt 22:17-21

One of the most distasteful things that people do is pay taxes.  Ugh!  And if that weren’t bad enough, we can get pretty unhappy that the government often does things with our tax dollars that don't exactly approve of!  But in this interesting example, Jesus tells us there are different forms of currency: Some are tangible, I.E. the US dollar, but some are spiritual.  “Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's” . What did Jesus mean by that?

Join us Sunday as we continue our walk through Matt 22!

Till the whole world hears...

Pastor Clay

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