1 John 1:8-10
Today is the twenty-ninth day of the Lent season. In the story that is found only in the Gospel of Matthew we read about another miracle. I think that It is a funny miracle. When Peter asked Jesus if they should pay taxes Jesus told Peter to go to the lake and throw out a fishing line. And the first fish that he would catch would have money in his mouth. Then Jesus told Peter to use the money to pay the taxes. We do not read anymore about what happened when Peter went to the lake, but we know that every time Jesus said something would happen ~ IT DID!!! Jesus always spoke truth.
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for your every day miracles. I love to read the stories in the Bible, especially about the miracles of Jesus and His amazing love. Thank you for being the God of love, and for sending Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who died so that we could be justified by His blood and who washes our sins away forever and ever. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Click on the Picture of the Alter to read about the truth of being justified by the blood of Jesus. - Lesson from Rainbow Castle in God's Kingdom.
13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good. 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them."
121 "I have done what is righteous and just;
do not leave me to my oppressors."
24 "After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum,
the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked,
“Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”
25 “Yes, he does,” he replied.
When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak.
“What do you think, Simon?” he asked.
“From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—
from their own children or from others?”
26 “From others,” Peter answered.
“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him.
27 “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line.
Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin.
Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
Fish found at Dot to Dots.net
More Ideas and Links:
Fish with Coin in his mouth by Kings Kid Stuff
This article explains what the tax was for - by Sermon Central.com
Study of the Alter by The Bible Study Page.com
New Church Vineyard.org The Tabernacle
The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com