Saturday, June 23, 2007
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might trap Him in His speech. And they sent their disciples to Him with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You show favoritism to anyone. Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? Show Me the tax money." So they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to Him, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." When they had heard these words, they marveled, and leaving Him, they went away.
So the question is, "What are the things that are God's?"
- Alistair Begg