Thursday, May 21, 2015

Caesar's or God's?

Mark 12:17 "Well then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to him. But everything that belongs to God must be given to God." This reply completely amazed them.

Do we give to Caesar only what belongs to him, or do we rob God and give him what belongs to God as well? So often, we give God the leftovers. We withhold from Him the best of what we have to give and convince ourselves He understands and that it is good enough. Or, we give to whatever cause we may think is worthy of our support because "God understands." Oh, He understands alright. He knows your heart and just how much you think of Him. Actions do speak louder than words.

We may not put it in the way Jesus did, but whenever we fail to give the Lord the best of us and our resources, we are giving to Caesar what belongs to the Lord. It is our duty to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but not at the expense of robbing God of what belongs to Him.

What about your time and energy? Do other things crowd God out of your daily life? How much of our lives do we really give to the Lord?

If you truly love God more than anything else in life, you will give Him the best of your life and resources. He will never lower himself to being an afterthought or leftovers in our lives.

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