The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:17:24 @ And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

kjv@Matthew:17:25 @ He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

kjv@Matthew:17:26 @ Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.

kjv@Matthew:17:27 @ Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Today's notes: Temple Tribute


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


The tie in to the previous "because of your unbelief" passage is that Jesus sends His servants about many tasks including exorcism. It is not because of any special power that we possess or any special depth of personal knowledge/determination that makes it to happen, it is the structure of authority between Father and Son, it is the Father making known HIS confirmation of the Son with uncommon tangible authority. The determination on our part is to obey the directive of the Son, do as disclosed from Master to His servant, and allow the rest to take place between the inherent authority and willing glorification of Father to Son. This tie back even to the mustard grain kingdom faith.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. We are easily offended by Jesus putting things into proper perspective to the point of it becoming destructive distraction. Relatively simple things turned right side up will set us on edge. It boils down to a persistent lack of respect for who Jesus actually is and the authority inherent to that. We deflate Him to a level more comfortable to our own. This is true with both unbeliever and believer the same.
  2. It is important at times for us as disciples to be pulled aside, stopped before we can speak, be presented with the right-side up view of spiritual things.

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