Even Caesar Has His Day

Matthew 22:21 (KJV) 
“Then saith he (Jesus) unto them, ‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.'”

Strongs’ Greek & Hebrew Dictionary says of the word translated “render:”
“from (apo) and (didomi); to give away, i.e. up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) :- deliver (again), give (again), (re-) pay (-ment be made), perform, recompense, render, requite, restore, reward, sell, yield.”

On April 15, some render (pay or re-pay) unto Caesar (IRS?).  The implication, if not explicit teaching, is that we ought to render (give) unto Caesar as we render (give) unto God and/or vice versa. Many of us have learned that giving to God is more desireable than paying God. We might do well to also learn to give to Caesar rather than paying Caesar. It won’t make any difference to the IRS, but it might make April 15 less painful for us.

2 comments so far

  1. verticalfbc on

    Well said Pastor! Glad to see you blogging.

    • Marck Gibson on

      I learned it from you.

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