In this world nothing is certain except Death and Taxes, right?!
I pay my taxes. I’ve never knowingly cheated. Minimise tax, sure, but never cheated… and I sleep well at night never fearing a visit from the tax man.
Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” He saw through their duplicity and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Luke 20:22-25
The tax bit is easy to understand, but what is God’s?
My Life. My Heart, My Spirit.
In Ecclesiastes 3:20,
“All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.”
And in Ecclesiastes 12:7,
“…and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. “
As with the Tax man, I don’t fear death either!
Daniel 12:2 says,
“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.”
My Heart is the Lords and everlasting life is mine.
Have you given to God what is God’s? Need to understand more?
Death and Taxes. Fear them not.