One of religion & politics worst decisions is to develop additional layers of authority underneath God, His Law and His Way. Structure is good but separation is bad.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 22:18 - But Jesus knew their evil motives.
Read - Matthew 22:15–22; Mark 12:13–17; Luke 20:20–26
Once again being ‘trapped’ by these clever religious leaders, Jesus teaches a powerful truth. Your responsibility towards God will never be diminished by earthly responsibility. Likewise, we can never use our spiritual responsibility to shirk our earthly responsibilities.
Lord, I will live with the generosity of Jesus.
Read Romans 13:6-7.
Knowing God means knowing His way and seeking His will. When it comes to ‘how we live in the world’, we must never use our faith as a crutch to keep us from doing what is right. Doing right could be paying taxes or it could be living generously. When we choose wrong, we prove we might have a heart condition…not enough love. Let’s live in the light and live with the knowledge that everything is the Lord’s and that includes us.