Jesus Christ: Faithful to the Truth
And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”
Jesus was faithful. He taught the truth and let the chips fall where they would. Even those who were seeking to trick and trap Him recognized that He was not controlled by public opinion. It is easy to admire our Lord for the clarity of His convictions and steadfastness to obeying His Father.
Give thanks to God for giving us His Son and praise Jesus Christ for modeling uncompromising integrity in every area of His life. No wonder they would have to bring in false witnesses to convict Him in a kangaroo court.
This is the Jesus I love. How about you?
For more reflections on today’s reading, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
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