Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a coin.
Take the coin and pay the tax for both of us.

Matthew 17 begins with Peter, James, and John sharing a spiritual vision with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. They witnessed Jesus in a glorified state, talking with Elijah and Moses. The significance of this encounter is beyond the scope of this lesson. I encourage Believers to meditate on this event when time allows. Peter offered to build a tabernacle for Jesus and his two visitors, but while he was still speaking, a cloud covered them. And then God spoke, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” The impetuous acts of man and the religious are often counter to God’s plan. There was no need for a shelter to be built for Jesus, Moses, or Elijah. Peter, and every Believer, must listen and obey God’s Word. When you seek God’s Wisdom, He will guide you through life. Remember this event as we look closer at Peter’s strange fishing trip. (Proverbs 3:5-7, Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:1-9, Luke 9:28-36, Romans 8:14)

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