Daily Word Of God
Luke 20:27-36, 38
Some Sadducees — those who say that there is no resurrection — approached Jesus and they put this question to him, ‘Master, we have it from Moses in writing that if a man’s married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Well then, there were seven brothers. The first, having married a wife, died childless. The second and then the third married the widow. And the same with all seven, they died leaving no children. Finally the women herself died. Now, at the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife since she had been married to all seven?’
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 sons of God. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all men are in fact alive.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel Jesus defeats the Sadducees arguments by explaining that God is a living God of a living people.
- Jesus’ resurrection is the ultimate proof of His victory over death. The Holy Spirit reveals to us the eternal truth of God’s unending love and the life He desires to share with us forever.
- Do you believe in the resurrection and Jesus’ promise of heavenly bliss and unending life with an all-loving God? What must you do to be able to live in the joy and hope of the life which Jesus promises each one of us?