“Tell us, what do You think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” Perceiving their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing Me, hypocrites? Show Me the coin used for the tax.” So they brought Him a denarius. “Whose image and inscription is this?” He asked them. “Caesar’s,” they said to Him. Then He said to them, “Therefore, give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:17-21) Jesus seems to get a little sassy here. After all, he had just spent a lot of time with the Pharisees telling them parables about themselves and they still didn’t get it. Instead they were spending their time plotting how […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.