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Integrity Moments - April 13, 2012

  • 2012 Apr 13


Tax Critics
By: Rick Boxx
April 13, 2012

When the tax returns of the Presidential candidates surfaced there were many critical articles written about the amount of taxes they paid. Some critics slammed these candidates for their low tax rate, even though the candidates paid what was legally required. I doubt that any of the critics pay more taxes than they owe.

God desires us to be good stewards and be obedient to our governmental authorities. That means we pay the taxes that we legally are obligated to pay, and with what remains we manage according to God’s priorities.

Romans 13:7 teaches, “Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

A good steward pays the taxes owed, while carefully managing what remains.

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