Is it lawful to pay taxes to Ceasar? The Pharisees’ Test
Jesus’s Answer The proper relationship is to give to each their due.
Jesus’s Answer The proper relationship is to give to each their due. Avoid 1.The state rules the church. 2.The church rules the state. 3.There is no relationship between church and state.
Romans 13 1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Jesus’s Answer The proper relationship is to give to each their due. Avoid 1.The state rules the church. 2.The church rules the state. 3.There is no relationship between church and state. We are to respect our rulers and worship God.
Jesus Knows: Space & Time Job 37 16 Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge Jeremiah 10 12 It is He who made the earth by His power, who established the world by His wisdom, and by His understanding stretched out the heavens. Psalm 136 5 to Him who by understanding made the heavens, for His steadfast love endures forever;
Jesus Knows: Activities & Afflictions Psalm 139 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. Exodus 3 7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings”
Jesus Knows: Thoughts & Possibilities Psalm 44 21 For he knows the secrets of the heart. Psalm 139 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 1 Corinthians 4 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. Matthew 11 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
His Knowledge is: Perfect John 2 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people Job 37 16 Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge, Infinite Psalm 147 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure. Foundational Isaiah 46 9 I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done
Jesus is wise. Isaiah 11 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Jesus is only wise. Romans 16 27 to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.