What it Really Means to Give to Caesar What Belongs to Caesar

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There are a number of things Jesus said that have been subjected to diverse interpretations and use in public domain.

Mark 12: 13-17 contains one of such.

In this instance, the Pharisees and the Herodians who were usually at loggerheads, united in an attempt to trap Jesus and get him to say something they can use to nail him.

After deploying the weapon of flattery for a moment to put him off guard, they asked him, “Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” In responding, Jesus requested for a denarius, and asked them whose portrait and inscription was on the coin. “Caesar’s”, they replied. He then concluded, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God” (NLT)

Over time, Christians and non-christians alike, have made reference to this statement severally such that one is left to wonder what Jesus actually meant.

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4 Reasons the Answer to Your Prayer is Delayed

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Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12).

Waiting has never been easy.

And it could be more frustrating if it has to do with something you are asking from God. You just can’t understand why it seems your prayers are falling on deaf ears. After all, His word eloquently assures us that we’d receive if we ask.

But, scripture does give some instances of delay in receiving answers to prayers. And it also provides insight on the factors often responsible for such.

Knowing why the answer to your prayer isn’t forthcoming could help you deal with the situation better and help establish your trust in the Lord.

Here are 4 points to think about if you realize the answer to your request isn’t arriving early.

#1. A Mighty Interference from the Devil

The story of Daniel and how…

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