“For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.”Romans 13:6-7 NASB
God is the one who has instituted government upon the earth and it is He who raises up kings and tears them down. We are called to pay taxes and it is our duty to do so for those who serve in government. We are called to pray for those in positions of authority. The only time we stand against and rebel against those in authority is when what they command us to do is in contradiction to God’s word. We must be led by the Holy Spirit and as we are led by the Holy Spirit, He will lead and guide us into all truth. May we be faithful to God’s word and be diligent students of His word, rightly dividing truth.