Devotion for Friday after Lent 1


Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should marry the wife and raise up children to his brother. Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless; and the second and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. Finally the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.” ~ Luke 20:27-38

After we are resurrected, we will be like angels and sons of God. Our bodies may be different than the bodies we have now—certainly they will no pain or disability or illness. But whatever kinds of bodies we have, they will be live bodies, not disembodied spirits.

Lord God, You are the God of the living, and I know I will be with you in a resurrected body for eternity. Thank You! In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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