Death and Taxes, God and Caesar

I almost lost track, today is April 15th, tax day in the U.S. Which brings to mind these two famous quotes:

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin Quote

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” – Matthew 22:21 KJV

So, today is the day we render unto “Caesar” (or give unto our presidents) by paying our taxes. And the day we die is the day we ultimately render unto God what is His. Of these two things we can be sure.

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To The Pure All Things Are Pure

You do your thing, I’ll do my thing, and everyone’s happy. I’m OK, you’re OK, we’re all OK. You believe what you believe, I believe what I believe, and we’re both right. Sounds like the humanistic conversation of relative truth.

I recently saw this quote which got me to thinking:

“To the pure all things are pure.” – Bible or Not?

Is it in the Bible or from another source?

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Today’s quote is not about what you give, it’s about how you give. Attitude is everything, and as we support the causes that are near and dear to us let us do it with a smile. Whether it be tithing to the church, supporting orphans, feeding the homeless, sending in money for disaster relief, or whatever, giving should be a joy and not a burden. After all, didn’t Jesus say…

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