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Romans 13:6-8

 

Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons.

For government workers need to be paid.

They are serving God in what they do.

Give to everyone what you owe them:

Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them,

And give respect and honor to those who are in authority.

Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another.

If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

 

This is probably not a Scripture passage that any of us wants to read on April 15!  Yes, today is tax day in the United States.  This is the day that many people fear and dread each year.  Probably more than any other place in the Bible, Paul makes several things crystal clear that we should heed and embrace about taxes.  First of all, we must give to Caesar what is Caesar's.  Not one penny more, but every penny due.  Please listen carefully to the next part.  Paul tells us the government workers must be paid for their service to God!  We have now reached the major flaw of today's government officials.  People often ask me who they should vote for around election time.  I am never politically correct and always truthful  We Christians should vote for hard-working and God-fearing Christians.  What about their experience?  I don't care.  What about their political party?  I don't care.  What has changed in our political landscape is we no longer follow what Paul said in his letter to Rome.  We are no longer "One Nation Under God."  We Christians have stopped voting for Christians.  As a result, we are no longer enjoying the decisions that would be made in Christ, for God, in our governmental agencies.  I recently was invited to open our local county commission meeting in prayer.  In the county commission chambers I prayed, "God, may Your will be done through each of these county commissioners in all the decisions they are going to make today and always!"  Paul concludes by reminding us that we will honor the law if we love one another.  Let's stop complaining about tax day.  Rather, let's do something about it the next time we vote.  Don't worry about voting democrat or republican.  This next election, "Let's Vote Christian!"