Monday, June 25, 2007

Luke 20:21-25

21 And they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. 22 “Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 23 But He detected their trickery and said to them, 24 “Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” And they said, “Caesar’s.” 25 And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Caesar is to be given the coins that bear his images. "And to God, the things that are God's." Who/what bears the likeness & image of God? Man. He is the one who is to be rendered to God...

-- remembering a concept in discussion with Dr. T.J. Betts, Professor of Old Testament, SBTS

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