“For this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing” (Romans 13:6).
So often I find myself complaining about paying taxes. Maybe you hear your parents gripe about it too, or maybe those of my readers who have full-time or part-time jobs chafe at what comes off in tribute to the government before you get your pay check. But remember, “they are God’s ministers”
For myself, I am glad that I live in a country where there is a measure of stability, and while I may not like many of the policies of those in power, and I may think they extract too much money in taxes, yet I am reminded of the Lord’s own words: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Mark 12:17). We are to pay all that is due in the way of rates, and custom, as well as income tax. What the authorities may do with our money when they get it is their matter, not ours. In the mercy of God, we are relieved of that heavy responsibility.