Mark 12:13-17

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13Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? 15Should we pay or shouldn’t we?”

But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?”
“Caesar’s,” they replied.

17Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
And they were amazed at him.

4 responses to “Mark 12:13-17

  1. They were trying to trap Christ and show Him being illogical and a hypocrite to undermine His teaching that showed the error of their ways.

    When our sin is confronted and brought to light, do we try to turn the blame back on the messenger and cover our wrong doing? If we keep our hearts humble and realize that all of us can fall into sin, we will learn to hear the voice of God and not just to see the accusations of man.

  2. Ron,

    I saw you go missing from Twitter and figured you changed something up. You know I will support whatever you think God is doing in your life. If He asks you to give us the foosball, don’t hesitate. “In His will are pleasures evermore”

    I have been praying for you lots lately and feel God asking me to “pray” you into your bigger role in the church and school. Give me a call if you need to talk and we can Tweet on the devotion blog instead of Twitter 🙂

  3. Give To Caesar and To God – I think about the fact that we have to work, support our families and live in this world – but we also need to ensure that God is active and alive in our every day lives – Sometimes we want to separate the world we have to live in and the God we serve thinking they cannot function coorporately – we have got to let God be God in every aspect of our lives – not just at church and at home – in our workplace, with our friends and peers!!!! –

  4. Rick,

    You definitely are hearing right from God – right now I feel lost and have no direction of what I am doing in the school and church – that is why I am trying to remove a lot of distractions so I can hear God and see the plan he has for me – its just rough at times but during this IM learning to trust Him and be patient – its also been tough cuz Ive been running fullsteam for so long doing so much, now that some things have been taken off my plate I didnt know what to do and the twitter, facebook, ect began to consume my time –

    Anyways, thanks for the prayers!! On a side note – Bo is having a pool party saturday for some of his lil buddies at my mom’s house from 1-3PM and wants to invite the kids – I dont know if Esther and Kids will be around, but if they are – We would love to have them at the party – any questions, just let me know. I Miss you My friend and want to move to Alaska with you – Also – my soccer game for Oct 16th was cancelled – so what time is your graduation and is it too late to get an invite???

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