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for May 29, 2023


05-29-2023 Matthew Ch 22 v-1517 Man truthful God’s way




Gospel of Matthew Ch 22 v- 15 thru 17

15 Then the Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap him in speech. 16 They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion, for you do not regard a person’s status. 17 Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?”


The Pharisees are clearly discussed over the Herodians as Matthew explains and retains the Marcan union of Pharisees and Herodians in this account as he clearly highlights the Pharisees’ part of trying to catch Jesus is something the Romans would arrest Him for. They alone are mentioned here seemingly running the whole situation as the Herodians are joined with them only in a prepositional phrase of Matthew 22 verse 16. They wanted to entrap Him in His own speech with a question that they will pose intending to force Jesus to take either a position contrary to that held by the people ‘s majority or one that will bring Him into conflict with the Roman authorities. Either way Jesus knows what they are up to and will soon shock them all by saying, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” To pay the tax is right in His eyes because God knows where His protection comes from in the citizens of His truth. Amen.


Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others dealing with the war in Ukraine. In the Holy Spirit we pray our brothers in Kairos especially a prayer for our men in blue. We pray for Holy Mother Church. We pray for the intersession of our Holy Mother for the sister of Jackie her name is Loreen. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.


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Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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05-29-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 22 v-1517


**Man truthful God’s way**


Plotting Pharisees pimped

Speech Jesus entrap

Herodian disciples gimped

Pharisees obvious crap


Know we You Teacher

Man truthful God’s way

Truth according every preacher

Opinion others none stay


Status of person regard mock

Opinion yours is what we forgot

Tax census pay lawful spot

Caesars tax pay or not


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

May 29, 2023 @ 05:39 AM EST


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