For much of my life I thought that I understood the point of this story. But one thing confused me. I wondered what Jesus meant by giving "to God what is God's?"

I believe maybe I've figured it out in light of the earlier passage from Genesis. Could the ultimate implication be that, since we are all created in the image of God, then the things of God that Jesus spoke of are those of us he made in his image? And, if we are "God's things" then doesn't it follow that no one is beyond the reach or the love of God? That is the good news!

January 12, 2011


Steve Diggs founded the Franklin Group, Inc. in 1972. For decades he owned a host of businesses, was a professional broadcaster, minister, college professor, recording artist, and authored 8 books and curriculums.  Today Steve is a life-skill coach who speaks over 200 times annually at churches, colleges, conferences, and businesses on the topics of Christian money management and life-skills.

Steve Diggs is best known for 2 internationally acclaimed seminars that he has presented at nearly 500 churches. Steve can be reached through either of the websites below, or call him at 615-300-8263:

No Debt No Sweat! Christian Money Management Seminar teaches God's people how to use God's money God's way. More at www.NoDebtNoSweat.com.

ReTooled & ReFueled: The Essential Christian Life-Skills Seminar shows Christians how to live for the beautiful bye and bye—while dealing with the nasty now and now.  More at www.RetooledAndRefueled.com.