There was a particular famous Christian from some years back who wrote a whole laundry list of reasons why paying taxes was illegal and thus refused to pay them. He ended up in jail and his ministry was greatly hindered.
Joseph told Pharaoh in the above verse to charge the people 20 percent tax on produce to be able to provide for the upcoming difficulties ahead.
The reason God says to pay our taxes is because ultimately He’s the provider and even if we were charged a 100 percent tax rate, He’d still find a way to provide. Even if our leaders are not as wise as Joseph, God is not limited by governments or paychecks. So next time we find ourselves grumbling about taxes, we need to remember to put our trust in God.
God is my provider,
Pastor Ron Kitchell