An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fair Taxes

(Pro 17:26 KJV) Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

Let’s risk getting a little political. If Jesus is a part of everything in our life that includes our political opinions and actions. They say that the only things that are certain are death and taxes. So we work ourselves to death to pay our taxes. Here the Bible says we should not be punished for being successful in our hard work. Often our tax policies and redistribution of wealth go against this. When we have been good stewards and made the sacrifices needed for success some people want to “punish" (fine NASB) (6064) us for being “just" (righteous NASB) (6662).

Why do people cheat on their taxes and try to find ways around their “fair share?” Why do people deal in cash and try not to leave a paper trail? Why do people buy on the internet instead of from a local retailer? Because they feel like they have worked hard for what they have and resent the government trying to take a larger chunk away from them they do things that they will admit are not quite kosher.

Think about it next time you ask yourself, “How would Jesus want me to vote?”

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