Why Tax?

“This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.” (Rom 13:6)

Taxes are not one of my favorite things. I am sure not many look forward to tax time and to paying their dues. The temptation to cut corners and engage in evasive behavior can be strong.

God says we are to pay taxes when taxes are due, and this Scripture gives us a reason. He has appointed those over us to govern and be in authority. While we may question His wisdom in whom He has appointed, the message is clear.

God has appointed authorities, and we are to honor them and their authority by paying our taxes.

Quick Prayer: I commit to meeting my obligations in honor of Your Word to me, Lord. Amen.