Daily Bible Study

@just4him (117212)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 6, 2018 4:14am CST
Day 48 Matthew 17:24 Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25 He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What think thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? Of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter said unto him, Of strangers. Jesus said unto him, Then are the children free. 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee. Nobody likes to pay taxes, though most of us have done so since we started working. Before Peter could say anything to Jesus when he entered the house after being confronted about tribute, Jesus asked him who rightly paid tribute, and then told Peter how to get the money for the tribute. It’s not everyday you find money in a fish. Yet, it was the amount needed to pay Jesus’ and Peter’s tribute. As Christians, you have an obligation to the government to pay taxes if you earn a living. Your example for doing so is Jesus. He also showed the money would be provided, even when it doesn’t look like you have enough. For most of you, your taxes are taken from your paycheck, making it easy to pay your taxes, and even get a refund if you overpay those taxes. Therefore, you shouldn’t grumble or complain about paying taxes, but do so willingly, and live with a clear conscience having met your obligation. Let’s pray: Father, thank you for helping me meet my obligations in paying taxes. Show me that in doing so, I am honoring you as well as fulfilling my obligation to the government. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 6 June 2018 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Jessabuma (28504)
• Baguio, Philippines
6 Jun
I agree with you. I too, don't like to pay taxes , but of course it's our responsibility .
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
Yes, it is. Have a blessed day.
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@Jessabuma (28504)
• Baguio, Philippines
7 Jun
@just4him have a blessed day too
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jun
@Jessabuma Thank you.
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@mandala100 (43569)
• Hong Kong
6 Jun
Thank you for this constant study in the word my friend.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
You're welcome. Have a blessed day.
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@mandala100 (43569)
• Hong Kong
7 Jun
@just4him Same to you my friend.
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@mlgen1037 (29654)
• Manila, Philippines
6 Jun
Tithes for God. Thank you, Valerie.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
You're welcome. Have a blessed day.
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@mlgen1037 (29654)
• Manila, Philippines
7 Jun
@just4him Likewise, Valerie.
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@sharon6345 (125964)
• United States
6 Jun
That reminds me once again to report my income. Goodness I did two places already and now I am going to work on another today.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
It's good to be accountable. Have a blessed day.
@sharon6345 (125964)
• United States
6 Jun
@just4him thank you.
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@aureliah (16149)
6 Jun
That’s very true. We tend to believe if we don’t pay taxes, we would have more money which is the case.
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
Until you get caught then have to pay the fine and sometimes imprisonment for non payment of taxes. Have a blessed day.
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@Daelii (5636)
• United States
6 Jun
Amen! God provides for all of us, even in places we are not likely to look!
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
Yes, he does. Have a blessed day.
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