Thursday after Lent 3

Wooden Cross with Red Cloth

18 Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying, 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves behind a wife and leaves no child, his brother should marry the wife and raise up children to his brother. 20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children. 21 The second one married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise; 22 and so all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also. 23 In the resurrection, when they rise again, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” 24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.” ~ Mark 12:18-27 (NASB)

The religious leaders of His day continually tried to trap Jesus with their cunning questions. Yet He always gave them a truthful answer that did not fall into their traps. Today Christians argue over what will happen in the end times—there are pre-trib and post-trib and who-knows-what-else advocates. But all we have to know is that Jesus will come again, and we will be forever in Heaven with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

Heavenly Father, I don’t need to know exactly when and how Jesus comes again. All that matters is that I will be with You eternally. Thank You, Lord, for that promise. Let me always be ready for the great day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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