Life of Christ Day 85 Devo | Paying Taxes to Caesar

Luke 20:20-26

Main Verse: He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” – Luke 20:25

Summary: During Jesus’ final week, we find the chief priests conspiring to publicly embarrass Him, trip Him up, and back Him into a corner, but they can’t do that! Instead of falling into their trap, He publicly exposes their corruption.

Jesus is the Son of God, continuously calling them, and us, to repentance and to acknowledge God’s lordship. Even in the midst of a world that sometimes frustrates, overwhelms, and confuses us, Jesus still challenges us to continue to submit to God’s rule and reign, and to give to God that which is God’s: our love and our obedience.

Question: Reflecting on the question from two days ago, is there anything else in your life that you are holding back from God? Anything?

Family Chat: What does this statement mean: “Give to God that which is God’s: our love and our obedience”? Discuss as family what this practically looks like.

Take Action: Write down each time this week you sense God prompting you to obey Him. Journal about your experiences and talk to your accountability partner about the outcomes—when you got it right, and maybe when you missed the mark.