"And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute." Genesis 49:15
IN JESUS TODAY!
Jacob's feeling pretty good now, he's ready to give his blessings to all his sons, so he begins to describe a little about each one and arrives at his son Issachar and makes this description,
"Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens..." Genesis 49:14
Issachar, Jacob’s fifth son, was a hard worker. He never ran from work. He became a force behind hard work in industry and worship to God. The two burdens that he bowed his shoulder to bear. He was a servant and offered to God a tribute, the sum paid by one servant to the Master Servant. Jesus, the Master Servant became a servant and served us so that we could also learn by his example how to serve.
WHEN JESUS BEGAN TO WASH THE DISCIPLES FEET…
"After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the Disciples feet, and to wipe them with towel wherewith he was girded." John 13:5
We are given an example of service to follow. Jesus was our servant and served God in all things so that he would bring glory unto the Father. He obeyed even unto death! What is it that we should follow the example of Issachar and Jesus and become a servant unto tribute? This is at least our reasonable service as we are instructed already by God, “to render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's.” Mathew 22:21
It is a small thing and our reasonable service unto God to render unto Him and pay tribute to Him by serving Him with our life. Every year we pay taxes and render unto Caesar what we owe him, so why not render unto God? Pay Him tribute and bow your shoulder to bear the cross and the purpose that he has called you unto, render unto God what is God's.
RENDER UNTO GOD WHAT IS GOD’S!