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1 Corinthians 13:11

1Co 13:11
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

It almost seems out of place, but Paul continues the thought of letting go imperfections. The adult ought not to cling to their childish speech, thinking, and understanding.

While certain ways may have been beneficial to me in earlier points of my life, I must always be open to shedding off ways that don’t match the maturity that God is developing in me. This is most evident in my pet peeves.

Lord help me to develop into the mature, perfected man that you have destined me to be. Soften my heart to be corrected by You so no one else has to.

Jesus says: Pay Your Taxes

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. It’s easy for politicians and, frankly, everyone else to complain about taxes; some going as far to try to eliminate them all together. However, while Jesus was on Earth he paid taxes when they were due and when asked publicly his opinion about it he said the following:

Matthew 22:19a Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” … 20b “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” 21 “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

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