God can control everything to meet His peoples' needs

God can control everything to meet His peoples' needs


God can control everything to meet His peoples' needs

Matt 17:24-26 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Ex30:13 this tax was for the upkeep and ministry of temple.This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD

Collecting taxes from conquered peoples was the practice in the Roman Empire. Romans citizens did not have to pay. 

Christ was the Son of God greater than the temple (Matt 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

There was no obligation for Him to pay the temple tax. The children of God are free, and their giving to religious institutions should be voluntary (2 Cor 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

They  are not to be in bondage to the law of Moses or to man- made rules (Gal 5:1,13 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Of course these verses have nothing to do with the obligation of Christians to pay taxes to their government (Rom 13:5-7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour).

Here is another important principle for the children of God. They must not use their freedom in such a careless way that others are unnecessarily offended (Rom 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

It would seem from this verse that neither Jesus nor Peter had the money on hand for this tax.
The total for both was the equivalent of about four days wages for a labor. The Lord Jesus voluntary lived His life in poverty (Matt8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
In this event see  how God control everything to meet His peoples needs.

Someone had once dropped a coin into the lake or , for all we know, God created one at this movement.
God caused the fish to get coin in its mouth and come to the very place where Peter would throw out his line(Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

To meet the needs of His people God can use many ways, Including miraculous ones (I Kings 17:4,9 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
The whole world is at His disposal

Let us trust Him and be free from anxiety.


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