In this passage of Luke, we see the religious leaders continuing their questioning and attempts at trapping Jesus. But Jesus is sovereign and cannot be trapped; he will give himself over when it is the proper time. Through Jesus’ object lesson with the denarius, we learn that we are citizens of two kingdoms (earthly and heavenly) and have responsibility to respect and respond to (obey) the authorities of both. Questions to ask ourselves: Who has the ultimate authority in our life? Do we respond to God’s authority?