KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 20:25 KJV “And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.”
Our key scripture is among the many scriptures that those who wish to gratify their carnal desires wrongly use. The story behind this comment from our Lord Jesus concerns the Jews who came to Him seeking to tempt Him to say something wrong against the authorities, so he would be arrested and killed.
These Pharisees came to the master and asked, ‘is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not (Luke 20:22). The Lord asked them to bring Him a coin. He asked whose image and inscription are on the coin? They answered Caesar’s. He remarked, give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.
Now our lesson from the story. Whose image is on you, or whose image do you carry? Genesis 1:27 KJV” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” The Bible says we were made in the image of God. If it is so then we ought to give ourselves to God.
Many of us have given ourselves to all kinds of things. Some, it is drink, illicit sex, smoking, stealing, crave for wealth and to many to philosophical persuasions that controls our lives. There are many who worship idols and refuse to serve the creator of all things. Listen to what the scriptures say about you. Rom 1:21 KJV” Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” You cannot pretend not to know God exists or ignore Him. If you do so, your heart only become foolish and grope in the dark according to the scriptures.
Dear brother or sister God’s image is upon you, you are His, why give your life to something else? Anything that should not owe you, nor created you would destroy you, if you serve that thing. In Romans 1:22-26, those who refused to honor God although they knew He is Lord over all, were given to a reprobate heart and mind. You are in God’s image, so surrender your life to Him today.
YOU may do so by praying the following prayer
Oh, heavenly father, you created me in your image I belong to you. Forgive me for living for myself and other things. I surrender my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ today.
Romans 1:25 KJV” Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen”.
Romans 1:21 KJV Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”