Mark 12:14 KJV — And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Reflection on God’s Word for Today - 04 Dec 2023
Today’s scripture passage reminds me of hypocrites who come pretending to be seeking guidance but their actual intention is to find occasion to vilify you. Many church people today, like the Pharisees of old, also like to query the legality and necessity of paying taxes to the government. They cite all manner of flimsy reasons why they should not pay taxes. They forget that God’s Word teaches us to obey the laws of the land, when they are not contrary to God’s way. But Jesus punched a giant hole in their argument, telling them to go pay their taxes. If you are in this camp I advise you to stop questioning your church leaders and start obeying Christ by paying all taxes that you are obligated to pay. Stop breaking the law of the land because God will not justify you for withholding your taxes.
Pray: Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me clarity on paying my taxes, please help me to be obedient from now on. #Mok