Luke 20

Today we are reading Luke 20. In this chapter Jesus is teaching in the Temple and the religious leaders are trying to trap Him in His words. “So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”” Luke‬ ‭20:21-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Jesus’ answer to a challenging question is simple and direct. How do we determine which things are God’s and which things are Caesar’s? We must obey the laws of our land as long as they do not go against God’s word. We must obey God in everything. Clearly, there is a caveat with regard to earthly laws and authorities. Our problem seems to be that we have a caveat with regard to God’s word—we will obey it as long as it doesn’t offend us. If we disagree, we choose our way over God’s. May God guide you into all truth because the truth (His truth) will set you free! Pastor Tim

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