Daily Word Of God
Luke 20:27, 34-38
Some Sadducees – those who argue that there is no resurrection – approached Jesus and they put this question to him.
Jesus replied, ‘The children of this world take wives and husbands, but those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world and in the resurrection from the dead do not marry because they can no longer die, for they are the same as the angels, and being children of the resurrection they are children of God. And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him everyone is alive.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The Resurrection is a divine gift that God gives to us. We can never earn our way to heaven. This gift cannot be presumed and our life must be lived in Christ-like ways.
- The Sadducees thinks that our earthly marriage and relationships continue in the next world. However, Jesus says there is no need for relationships in heaven because people live forever in the fullness of God’s glory.
- Jesus proclaims that He is Lord over the living and the dead now and for all eternity. The quality of our present life is measured by the quality of our relationship with the Lord. Deepen this relationship daily.