Tax day is not one of those days that people look forward to, at least not in this country. The deadline of submitting the proper documentation and funds (if required) is not one that excites most of us.
The concept of paying taxes is nothing new. We read throughout scripture the idea of paying tax. As a matter of fact, Jesus is credited with saying “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s” (Mt. 22:21).
Additionally, Paul instructed the church in Rome, “render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due” (Rom. 13:7).
While the primary focus of this post is not about paying tax, nor is it politically motivated, the idea represented here is important to leadership.
The idea is one of respect for those who are in positions of authority, with the ultimate respect for God’s authority.
Spiritually motivated, leaders who model this thought not only follow God’s instruction, but they also help others understand the need to do the same.
Instead of speaking against authority, let us model respect for it.