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Read Luke 20:27-38


Read Luke 20:27-38

27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28 and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the manb shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; 30 then the second 31 and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. 32 Finally the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.”
34 Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; 35 but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36 Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. 37 And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive.”[1]

Think

Jesus affirms the truth that there is resurrection; and that there are some who are considered ‘worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead.’  ‘They are like angels and are children of God.’ (35, 36)
If heaven was perfect place, full of perfect people – and somehow I got in… I would ruin it. We need God’s grace and mercy to transform us.

Pray

Lord – I know I’m not worthy of a place in that age – I am not like an angel; few people would guess that I am your child.  By your grace, transform me.
Amen


b Gk his brother
[1] The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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