“Pay to all what is owed to them.” ~Apostle Paul

Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts

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God lets us know we have obligations. And so, we pay taxes. No big deal. Not a lot of commotion. An obligation we have like any other.

Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

English Standard Version. (2016). (Romans 13:5–7). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

We move a bit higher in our motivation now. Any citizen can obey the law because of fear of punishment, but a disciple of Jesus ought to obey because of conscience. Of course, if the government interferes with conscience, then the…

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