August 13, 2018

Matthew 17:22-27

This second prediction is clearly understood by the disciples as evidenced by their being “overwhelmed with grief.” A question is put to Peter concerning Jesus’ payment of the temple tax. Jesus did pay the tax to be respectful and not to cause additional conflict with the authorities. They clearly would not understand his reason for exemption.

I look to you as one in the world but not of the world. It is a difficult balance, so I lean on you to guide me in doing what is right.

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