Monday, July 18, 2016

Living Taxes

In Matt. 22, Jesus tells a bunch of hoodlums who were trying to stump Him with questions that they did, indeed, need to pay taxes to Caesar.  The reason for this is that it was Caesar's image that was stamped on their currency; therefore, the currency belonged to Caesar.  Genesis 1:27 tells us that we are were made in God's image; therefore, we belong to God.  We owe Him our lives, our bodies.  We are called to be "living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God."  (Ro. 12:1.)  The rest of Romans 12 tells us just how to do that-love, pray, prophesy, serve, teach, show mercy, encourage, be generous, and so much more.  How can you be a living sacrifice today? What will you do?

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