Giving to Caesar

by Andrew Forrest

Jesus is really smart. Like brilliant! Like the smartest-man-who-ever-lived kind of smart. (This is one of the reasons the early church called him Lord.) Most people today wouldn’t think of Jesus as being in even the top 10 smartest people who ever lived, but he is.

To cite a tiny example, consider his response to the Pharisees and the Herodians about paying taxes “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” It is a GENIUS answer, and even his enemies admitted this:

“When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.”

Matthew 22:22

Jesus is brilliant. And there is nothing about your circumstances that bewilder him today–he is completely competent to get you through life, all the way to the other side.

Scripture Passage:

Matthew 22:15-22

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