Luke 20:20-25 They watched Him and sent out spies who pretended to be righteous men, that they might seize Him in His words to hand Him over to the power and authority of the governor. 21 So they asked Him, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach rightly. And You do not show partiality, but You truly teach the way of God. 22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
23 He perceived their craftiness and said to them, “Why do you test Me? 24 Show Me a denarius.[c] Whose image and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.”
25 He said to them, “Then render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
Have you been lead to believe that you should not pay the government any taxes? What Jesus says is different from what you believe.
In looking for a way to arrest Jesus by way of entrapment, the teachers of the law and the chief priests sent out spies who pretended to be sincere and honest people to follow and question Jesus.
In their attempt to trap Jesus by asking Him if it was lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, the deceitfulness of the spies was revealed and Jesus exposed them in his question to them in asking them “why do you test me”?
To make His point, Jesus requested that they show him a Roman coin.
Jews were under rule of the Roman government at this time. When they presented the coin to Jesus, He in turn asked them “who’s inscription are on it ” and they responded by saying it was Caesar.
Jesus reply with these words in vs#24-25- He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
If you ever find the need to complain about paying taxes to the government or believe that the government is taking from you what is rightly yours, you now have written proof that you indeed owe the government taxes from your pay check.
Like it or not, Jesus says we owes it.
Who's report are you going to believe? Yours or Jesus?
As of today, your friends, family members, coworkers, neighbors, etc should hear no more complaining from you about paying taxes to the government for scripture declares to "pay Caesar what is Casear and pay God what is God's.
Do you owe the government taxes? Pay them says the Lord.
God bless and Happy Monday.