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.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Tax Policy?

(Pro 13:22 KJV)  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

The standards and values of the Bible should influence our political opinions.  That is just part of living a life of righteousness.  Everything about us is to reflect our salvation and sanctification in Christ.  The reason this hit me is I have been reading a book that touched on the issue of tax policy.  The author was convinced that the best way to achieve social equality was through inheritance and estate taxes.  The reasoning behind his position was that the children of the rich  had done nothing to earn the wealth and it would be better for them if the government made it impossible to pass it on.  He made a very compassionate and impassioned plea but, as you can see, it does not agree with what God is telling us here.

So?  This is not about a debate on tax policy.  It is a reminder that the tax policy you support as a Christian should be grounded in Biblical values not the most current form of income redistribution.  Live in righteousness. 

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