Taxpayers Seek Haven on Christmas

Today we are reminded of an old story about taxpayers seeking haven. It comes from Saint Luke the Apostle, with a wish for a very Merry Christmas.

Editor’s Note: This week we are taking a special look back at some of the great articles our editors wrote in 2017. I hope you enjoy these hand-selected articles and are able to use the wisdom to take control of our wealth in 2018. — Jocelynn Smith, Senior Managing Editor

Today’s commentary is from Saint Luke the Apostle, 2:1–14, with a wish for a very merry Christmas from all of us at Banyan Hill.

Saint Luke the Apostle, 2:1-14

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David:

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

For the 19 years since our founding this has been our traditional Christmas Day editorial.

In Wealth & Prosperity,

Thanksgiving: A Time for Heartfelt Thanks

Bob Bauman JD

Chairman, Freedom Alliance

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