Give Ceaser what is his

A lot of people deliberately use this passage in the bible to justify their intentions (Mark 12 verse 17 “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” His reply completely amazed them).

This passage encourages everyone to pay taxes, do your part towards the development of your country. I remember a story about a man who was known for his contribution towards the work of God in his church, he was always ready to talk to you about God even in his work place but before he could work on your file in the civil service you must settle him financially. When he was asked why he preaches this minutes and collects money to do his job the next. His reply was that he wasn’t well paid so that was how he survives, then he will quote Mark 12 verse 17. He forgot that God is the giver of life and everything belongs to him,(Psalm 24 verse 1) so you should give him your all.

You don’t use the word of God to satisfy your selfish intentions. If you want to do the wrong things do them and do not try to justify why you do them, rather accept whatever consequences that arise from them.

A lot of people quote this portion of the bible not knowing that it was from the bible let alone the story behind it. Most times knowing the origin of a particular information could give you clear understanding of the information.



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