Absorbing God Word
“Jesus asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Matthew 22: 20-21
Applying God’s Word
This scripture seems to be appropriate for anyone who speaks the truth these days. Jesus words of truth angered the Herodians and the Pharisees. The Herodians saw Jesus teachings opposed to their interests. The Pharisees didn’t believe that Christ was the Messiah. Both wanted to destroy Him. “But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Matthew 22:18.
If we tell the truth today, we could come under attack by more than one or two groups. It could cost us a career or everything we’ve worked for. I think my actions should speak louder than my words. Except for my own blog, I’m no longer connected to any of the social media platforms. I’m spending more of my time in prayer and scripture. It’s the one place the truth can still be found and then lived out. It’s also the best way for me to avoid being a hypocrite.
Accounting of God’s Word
What areas of my life are hypocritical?