Divided Loyalties

We are all too familiar with the disagreements related to the question of paying taxes in our day and time. Our US history is loaded with stories and situations related to disputes over taxes. Apparently, this is nothing new for folks in Jesus’ day either, as they had similar issues.
For Jesus-Followers, this attempt of the Pharisees to trap Jesus is nothing new. Who owns what? Jesus’ said: Give Caesar his stuff and give God God’s stuff…and he suggests Caesar’s stuff is nothing more than cold, hard cash. It has his mugshot on it. God has OUR mugshot on the palm of his hand! (see Isaiah 49.15-16.) We bear God’s image as the palm of God bears ours.

Reading: Matthew 22.15-22

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