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Jesus paid it all!
I think that Jesus is showing that although he is not bound by the Law he fulfills it AND fulfills it completely for those of us who were bound by the Law! We are covered by His faithfulness.



By: Mark Simpson
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Relevance for churches who struggle financially...

Peter vouches for the Master [Jesus] and doesn't know that He is not obligated to pay the temple tax, but since Peter has vouched for Jesus [in ignorance, allegedly] Jesus doesn't leave Peter to meet the financial obligation himself. What I like about Jesus is that he tells Peter that the money will be in what Peter does best: fishing. The ability to pay the tax was located within two things: the command of the Lord, and the gift that the Lord had already placed within Peter.  So, when the Lord has given me the command [by His Spirit and in His Word] He will unlock the opportunity for me to use the gifts He has invested in me to bring fish into the Kingdom. [And] When I use His gifts to bring fish into the Kingdom, the fish will take care of the taxes of the temple [utility bills, pastor's compensation, existential repairs, staff compensation, maintenance to the temple, etc.].



By: Christopher Rainer
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
Jesus was telling peter and all of us that if someone does nto work he is not to pay tax and that getting the stater from the fish means that some is to go fishing and after selling will be able to get the stater to pay tax. lawrence



By: Lawrence Kumi
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
To teach us that we don`t have to worry or have anxiety in our responsibilities. With our belief and faith in Christ, we can trust God to provide for us and take care of our needs. A stater from a fish is a miracle from God.



By: Dee
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
He was a powerful man, so to him it didn`t matter where he got it from.



By: Myra Gonzalez
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The Temple Tax
Anything that has to do with Jesus is multiplied.



By: Julie Rainey
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
Peter made a slip as a rabbi Jesus did not need to pay the tax but once Peter said yes that needed to be taken care of so Jesus rebuked Peter and volunteered to pay the temple tax.Thru this lesson we learn to voluntarily take care of our church.



By: Myles
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
I didnt really understand it until I read some of your responses. It it so show Peter that he does have dominion over everyliving thing in the universe.



By: Jnarnot
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
To begin with, the stater was worth twice the amount of the temple tax. By giving the stater, Jesus insured that He would not dishonor their toll or tribute. He told Peter to get it from an impossible source, to once again prove that He was the Son of God.



By: Susan Fry
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Why did Jesus choose to obtain the stater from a fish rather than from a more conventional source of money?
This is one of the Miracles Jesus wanted to show Peter that he has the power on this universe.



By: Bol Joseph Agau
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The Temple Tax

When they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma coins came to Peter, and said, "Doesn't your teacher pay the didrachma?" He said, "Yes."
When he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive toll or tribute? From their children, or from strangers?"
Peter said to him, "From strangers."
Jesus said to him, "Therefore the children are exempt. But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you."

Matthew 17:24-27
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