“Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err” (Mark 12:19-27).
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about Jesus' teachings was that if you lack wisdom of the natural, you would fail in your understanding of the spiritual. This is because Jesus taught in parables. When the religious leaders questioned Him about marriage, they were trying to entrap Him against the law of Moses, failing to realize that Jesus was the giver of the law to Moses. They questioned Him based on the law that if a man married and did not have children and died, the next closest relative was to marry and bear children unto him. But Jesus did not play into their foolishness. He told them, “Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” The scripture said nothing about who she would belong to. He told them that God wasn’t the God of the dead, but rather of the living; stressing the point to them not to misconstrue the scripture about death and life, but to realize that they too must be born again for God to be their God, because He is not a God of the dead but the living. And because they did not understand the scriptures and power of God, He told them they did greatly err. How is your understanding of the scripture today? Dig in and seek Him for wisdom and understanding.
Sing: My God’s not dead, He is alive; my God’s not dead He is alive; my God’s not dead, He is alive; I feel Him and He’s keeping me alive.
Thought For Today: You must be born again.