Then he said to them, “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s and to God the things that are God’s.” - Matthew 22:21
There is a daily wrestling in this word of Jesus. No Christian can live apart from civil government, but no citizen controls it. We have yet to find the perfect middle ground, but Jesus, in so responding to a critic, is telling us that we live in a real world and that we must be part of this struggle to be citizens of a heavenly kingdom and of an earthly realm as well.
I will pray this day to better understand what my citizenship asks of me as a believer.