A Positive Faith Is Better Than A Negative Reaction!

Matthew 22:15-33
The Pharisees were subtle - just like the ‘ancient serpent who is the devil’(Genesis 3:1; Revelation 20:2). They tried ‘to entangle Jesus in His talk’(15). They wanted to trap Him and bring a charge against Him. They asked Jesus about payment of taxes to Caesar (17). Jesus moved beyond this question to our greatest responsibility: ‘Render ... to God the things that are God’s’(21). If we must speak words of political significance - ‘Render.. to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s’(21) - , let them arise out of this: Giving God His rightful place in His Church, the nation and the wider world. Jesus’ words to the Sadducees, in verse 29, were not simply a protest against the religion of the Sadducees. They were a protest for the Scriptures and the power of God. A positive faith is much more helpful than a purely negative reaction!
Blessings in Christ
Christ in all the Scriptures

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