24 Jan Matthew 22:18-22

18 But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites? 19 “Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius.   20 And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”   21 They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” 22 And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.

These hypocritical leaders knew the coins were being used for illegal and immoral things. Jesus told them because of his image being on the coin it ultimately belongs to Caesar. He compared it to, “men being made in his likeness belong to God”. No matter what you have done in your life, be reminded that you are not defined by your weaknesses, but you are made in the image of Jesus.