August 27, 2013 Death & Taxes

Death and taxes; both are inevitable.

Still, we do all we can to avoid both. No one enjoys the depth of despair and grief the loss of a loved one brings. There is no pleasure in watching or enduring the emaciating, undignified and grueling decay of life before one’s final days. There is little satisfaction in receiving our days pay only to find it far less than needed after thankless deductions devour our income. So, we fight both with every resource and skillful plan in our means. I’m not saying we shouldn’t seek healing and treatment or frugal stewardship. No, in fact, we should! But let us not ignore the spiritual principles we learn when we embrace both.

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Mark 12:17) Jesus’ words echo clarity into our hollow present. Indeed! Render the physical as temporal and the spiritual eternal. Render self terminal and Christ interminable. Render treasure on earth perishable and heavenly treasure imperishable.

Mark 8:35–36 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

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About athenammorris

Wife, mother, step-mother, and grandmother. I first came to the Lord in 1986. However, I backslid for a few years and rededicated my life to the Lord in 1990. Since then, my road through sanctification has been long and hard; mostly the result of my own rebellion. However in 2011, I finally I completely surrendered to His will and not my own and began to experience spiritual growth. My hope for this blog; people will be encouraged in their daily walk with the Lord. I'm a normal-joe-Christian just like every other Christian; struggling with the flesh, enduring trials, living life all with the intent of glorify and pleasing God. View all posts by athenammorris

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