Theme : AUTHORITY
2 Kings 23:35
So Jehoiakim gave the silver and gold to Pharaoh; but he taxed the land to give money according to the command of Pharaoh; he exacted the silver and gold from the people of the land, from every one according to his assessment, to give it to Pharaoh Necho.
-King Jehoiakim of Jerusalem appointed by Pharaoh gave gold, silver & taxes to Pharaoh.
-The governing authorities at the time King Pharaoh of Egypt received taxes from Jerusalem through King Jehoiakim which came from the people.
-In Gen 47:24, King Pharaoh received one-fifth of taxes from the harvest under Joseph’s leadership.
-In 1 Sam 8:11-17, God had told Samuel to tell the people that Kings would oppress & tax them when they demanded a physical king.
Abba Father, You are my king & Savior. You are all powerful & ruler over all the earth. You placed kings & leaders on earth, give us good leaders, Lord. Govern & direct them in the work You commissioned them to do. Give us the patience & wisdom be submissive to the authorities & let Your will be done on earth as it in heaven. Amen