Jesus was asked about taxes more than once. We will look at the passage where he famously states, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” in upcoming weeks. This passage today is not about paying taxes. Instead, this is a question about relationship. As Messiah, Jesus is Lord of the temple.
Matthew 17:25- 26
When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes– from their own sons or from others?” “From others,” Peter answered. “Then the sons are exempt,” Jesus said to him.