Mark 12:16 “When they handed it to him, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied.
We all remember this story. Religious leaders were trying to fool Jesus. Should we pay taxes?
Jesus’ ultimate reply was, “Give to Ceasar what bears his picture and title.”
Once you become a parent, or definitely when you become a grandparent, your identity becomes linked to those little people in your life. In fact we are all quick to pull out a wallet or a phone and show pictures of our grandchildren whenever we can. By doing so we create as a part of our identity, a reflection of that relationship with our children and grandchildren. It becomes who we are and who we want to portray as our club.
The question I have for you is what picture and title do you bear?
Is it a dollar? Is it your alma mater? Or is it something else?
As Christ-aliens we are to bear the image, the picture, and the title of Christ. Remember being a follower of Christ is a path choice. You are saved because you have been born again. You are a Christian because you are a follower.
So, whose name do you bear? Follow. It’s a daily commitment.
Have a blessed day.