Wonderful Guideline for Decisions

中文: Chinese Version

A few days before Jesus was to be crucified, he gave an important principle which can help in times of difficult decisions.

Religious leaders deceptively trying to trap Jesus asked him if it was lawful to pay taxes to Caesar (the Roman Emperor). Jesus silenced them with his famous reply:

“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.”

This succinct, powerful statement is wonderfully helpful when we are faced with how to respond to various difficult situations.

What “belongs to Caesar” is our duty as responsible citizens, employees, family members, or a thousand other situations we may face. What “belongs to God” is our worship and putting him _first_ in our lives.

Coffee/tea ThoughtCoffee/tea thought:. Lord God, please keep me from having any other gods before you (Exodus 20.3). I want to give you what belongs to _you_ — my worship of you above all else.

John

Ref: Matt. 22.15-22

April 15th, 2019

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