Don’t Read – Don’t Know

I look forward to seeing my husband in heaven but it won’t be like it was. Like the children’s chorus says: How do I know, the Bible tells me so!

In Matthew 22, the Sadducees tried to trick Jesus. They told of a woman who lost her husbands one at a time; seven of them no less! The Old Testament law said that if a man died without children, his brother had to marry the widow. This is lather, rinse; repeat story for this apparently happened seven times.

The Sadducees tried to trick Jesus. They didn’t believe in resurrection after death and so they ask him this question. Which one will be her husband at the resurrection? And Jesus replies.

Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. The resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:29-30, NIV)
And then he adds verse 31-32
But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, ‘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.”

And verse 33 says the crowd was astonished at his teaching.. Now it might have been that no marriage idea, but I think it is more likely these words than stirred them up.

You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. Have you not read what God said to you?

Folks, are we astonished at the teaching we hear? Maybe it is because we are like the Sadducees. We haven’t read the book.

Prayer- Father, call us to your word. Thanks for the reminder to read your book, the Bible. Amen.

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