THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Scripture: Exodus 20:15
Commandment number eight says, “You shall not steal.” Righteousness demands honesty and integrity. The question is, are we willing to rein in our flesh and not take what we want just because we feel we should not have to pay for it. Do we cheat on our taxes? We probably all agree that the government takes way more than it deserves. We may even feel that they do it illegally. Nevertheless, Jesus tells us to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s. We do not want to jeopardize our assignment as judicial prayer warriors as a result of improperly or dishonestly handling our taxes.