Every American tax payer knows what today is: Times up, your income tax returns and any money you owe is due. And if your children are like my own, they have heard a lot of grumbling from their parents about taxes and the government in general. Give me 10 minutes and I can give you 100 reasons to grumble about our government and leaders! But, is that how God would want us to view the government? Does the Bible give us a different perspective in how we should respond to paying taxes?
To help you and your students explore a biblical perspective on government (and even taxes), here is a free lesson from our curriculum,Your Word is Truth—A Study for Youth on Seeing all of Life through the Truth of Scripture. Although written specifically for ages 13 and up, its content can be adapted for older elementary ages, too. Download the lesson, visuals, and journal pages here.
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