Don’t forget! Today is April 15! Tax Day! If you haven’t filed do it before midnight!
And, then stop by Starbuck’s for a free coffee. Many other places are giving away free food. Make today a Happy Day! Honor God in all you do!
Matthew 22:19, Jesus spoke, ” Here, show me the coin used for the tax.” They did and Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” Matthew 22:21 NLT
5 thoughts on “Tax Day”
I filed on time and I am going to get my free coffee at my favorite place to celebrate this honor and privilege given to me for living in a wonderful free country. I hope I give thanks to God often enough and pray for my country and leaders enough to please my Heavenly Father.
Thanks Sara for raising the banner of reminder, gratitude and honor.
We also honor God by doing things, such as our taxes, timely and orderly.
And I am grateful that our taxes help support the many military and other federal employees who serve and protect our nation.
Footnotes for Matthew 22: 17 & 21 says, “The Jews were required to pay taxes to support the Roman government. They hated this taxation because the money went directly into Caesar’s treasury, where some of it went to support the pagan temples and decadent life-style of the Roman aristocracy. Caesar’s image on the coins was a constant reminder of Israel’s subjection to Rome. Jesus avoided this trap by showing that we have dual citizenship (1Peter 2:17). Our citizenship in the nation requires that we pay money for the services and benefits we receive. Our citizenship in the Kingdom of Heaven requires that we pledge to God our ultimate obedience and commitment.”
Amen, footnotes! And, most of us are blessed both ways, hopefully!
David Teems writes in this day’s devotional…”Today is April 15th…the day we pay the fare of citizenship.” He goes on to make this observation and pose these questions…”Why is such a deadline set in a season so intimate with death and resurrection? Could it have some parallel with Easter, the death, cleansing and renewal that bought back (redeemed) our souls? Is it a restorative thing, like life again after the tolling winter?”
And I ask, Is it like a new lease on life, as like that which Jesus gave to us at this season of the year 2000 years ago? It is redemptive in that we pay our dues and then gambol like young calves loosed from the stall, loosed for another year of not having to worry about THAT DEADLINE for another 12 months? Like…. whom the Son has set free is free indeed, (well at least, on this earth, until 4/15/11! Blessed tax day!