Matthew 22:15-22

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

On this tax day of 2011 it is important to remember who we really need to give to. I know we all have to pay taxes and that nobody likes it, but we need to remember that money is an early possession that will not help us with our salvation. Christ already paid the price for our salvation. So as hard as it is to pay taxes, let us remember that it is only money and that we need to be thankful for Christ and what he paid for.

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