Lord, this verse is such an incredible testimony and pill to swallow. Jesus encouraged us to pay taxes knowing these taxes would pay the salary of the government soldiers who would kill him. And for many of us, taxes are painful!
This daily verse was a good reminder to stop coveting money. It belongs to the government because it has their seal.
Help me Lord to always be thankful and respectful of government employees and leaders. Help me become a joyful citizen and taxpayer. I am thankful for the roads, the defense and the care provided by the government. The government is often the first responder. They feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless and heal the sick. They do your work. Help me become a joyful giver! Help my Christian friends and me remember that we give you glory when we pay taxes. Help me to see you in our government servants and to work to help protect them and their jobs! Amen!