Does God Say We Can Skip Paying Taxes?

What do you think, does God say we can skip paying taxes? Do we allow stressful things in our lives that keep us ill? Simple answers…

We don’t even have to look very far for the answer, God tells us to honor our authorities (government = law of the land).

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

~ Romans 13:6-7 (NIV)

Read the whole context of Submission to Governing Authorities in Romans 13.

Jesus said, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

~ Matthew 22:21 (ESV)

Taxes and Chronic Illness

As Christians, we have the unique opportunity to come to terms with a lot things, because God says so. I mean really…. He has final say anyway, we might as well live more peacefully now.

So, my thinking goes like this — When we choose to accept that God has clearly told us to pay our taxes we calm down. It is one less thing to stress about.

We go about our lives more peacefully because we have accepted this fact. When we have that kind of acceptance, we plan better for paying taxes and we settle into the flow of it.

The calmer, more peaceful we get about the situation the better our bodies can deal with the issue at hand, chronic illness and not getting stuck in it.

Getting stuck on paying taxes clogs up the flow of healing. Let the battles go, especially when God’s word makes it so easy to understand. THAT is victory!!


How Do We Slow Down the Flow of Healing?

I have to confess, I have never struggled with the concept of paying my taxes. Yet these thoughts brought me back to asking the Lord what ways do I slow down my own healing?

  • What things do I stress over that the Bible makes clear?
  • How do I get in my own way of healing and staying healed?
  • Why don’t I take God’s word more literal and simply do all that He tells me to?
  • How can I think paying taxes is so obvious but am blind to other things that God has so clearly explained?

Healing is not only about recovering from illness. Healing is about growing and learning and walking closer to Jesus. It is a process and chronic illness can help to reveal things about ourselves that we otherwise would never see.

During chronic illness, the stress level HAS to brought down to heal.

If taxes are stressing you, sort it out with God and let it go. And I will let God deal with me on the other things that stress me out. We all have our stuff!!

Find ways to let go of the stress that keeps people ill.

Maribeth Baxter

What is God telling YOU about this?

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