Marriage at the Resurrection
23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
THINK ABOUT IT
How many times are believers led to traps in worldly conversations just to bring us down or cause us to doubt and look foolish. This story reminds me that it is imperative that I know God’s Word and study the teaching of Jesus, not so I can do battle or defend the gospel, for Jesus needs no defense, but so I will not be like the Sadducees or be in doubt of what I know to be the Truth. Here is the place to begin: Truth is the person of Jesus Christ who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
It is “sad-u-see” that this group of Godless religious fanatics left truth, left God with one purpose…to trap Jesus with a question that they didn’t even believe in themselves for they did not believe in the resurrection! What a story they used in their example! That poor woman! This had to cause Jesus to smile and wonder how godless are you? But He knew. He knew their hearts and their motivation.
It is sad you see to listen to those today who use God’s Word as a battering post to move people to follow them and not God and His Word. This is not truth. Truth is believing in Jesus Christ as Savior AND Lord, accepting and obeying His Teaching, and allowing Him complete control of our thought life and subsequent behavior. As a believer in Jesus, I am “married” in commitment to Jesus as the bride of Christ along with my husband and all others who believe. At the time of His coming back, and He will, this “bride” wants to be ready.
How about you?
“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” Revelation 22:17
“He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.” Revelation 22:20-21
Thank you for Your Word, Jesus Your Son who saved us, and for Your Holy Spirit who guides, convicts, comforts and leads us to your best, your plan, your purposes for living this life in preparation for eternity with you. Continue to transform me to be all you created me to be…and then do in your Name.
In Jesus Name, Amen