Here in the United States there is a Presidential Election nearing. Citizens are told they have a “duty” to vote but do they really? What about Christians? Where does their citizenship lie?
Definition of Duty
- Something that is done as part of a job.
- Something that you must do because it is morally right or because the law requires it.
- Active military service.*
“Duty.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2016.
On their arrival in Capernaum, the collectors of the Temple tax came to Peter and asked him, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the Temple tax?” “Yes, he does,” Peter replied. Then he went into the house. But before he had a chance to speak, Jesus asked him, “What do you think, Peter? Do kings tax their own people or the people they have conquered?” “They tax the people they have conquered,” Peter replied. “Well, then,” Jesus said, “the citizens are free! However, we don’t want to offend them, so go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us.” Matthew 17:24-27 NLT
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