Did you know that you more or less work your first two months for the government, i.e. you pay the government the first two months of your salary in income tax?
I am not sure how I feel about that. For one, the money is needed for the country's development but I've seen too much unfairness and wastage. Hence, I'm not at all pleased to have to pay taxes for it to be wasted.
But I am being reminded what Jesus once said when he was being asked if it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar.
"Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax." And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" They said, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
I have to accept the fact that income tax is a part of life and it has to happen. The onus will be on the government to spend it wisely. I only need to do my part.
More than that, I also have to give to God what is his: in tithes, thanksgiving and offerings. He has provided and given us in the first place.