Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1Co 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
1Co 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
April 15th is upon us and most have rendered unto Caesar their taxes. Nobody I know pays their share with joy, but with resentment. Never-the-less, it beats sitting in prison.
If you look at the coins and bills you get to keep, you see pictures of presidents passed on to the next life. It is their image, just like the one Jesus held and questioned, "Whose image and superscription is this?" They replied, "Caesar's." "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's" He directed.
So, Whose image is stamped on you? If it is God's, then render unto God that which is His. We owe Him our lives, our service, our all.
We work for the government all the way up to April, then we get to keep a few shekels for our own needs. Christians ought to work for the Lord January through December and let Him supply all our needs!