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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: The God of the living

Matthew 22:23-33 / Mark 12:18-27 / Luke 20:27-40…

First the Pharisees tried to trip Jesus up, and now it was the Sadducees turn. They tried to outwit the Master. Their question about whose wife this seven-times-married woman would be in the resurrection stemmed from a law that God gave his Old Testament people through Moses (Deuteronomy 25:5-6).  God set down that law to protect widows and to guarantee continuance of a deceased man’s family line. 

Jesus said the truth was that they didn’t understand the truth in the first place. He knew that they didn’t believe in the resurrection, and He confronted their unbelief with the truth of the Scriptures. He took them back to the burning bush (Exodus 3:6), the time where God told Moses about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and said “I am” their God not that “I was” their God. Therefore Jesus declares that the Lord “is not the God of the dead, but of the living” This stopped the Sadducees in their tracks.

The God of the living will raise everyone from the dead. The question is, to what are you going to be raised to, eternal life or eternal damnation (Job 19:25-27 / Daniel 12:2 / John 5:28-29 / 1 Corinthians 6:14)? It all depends on what you do with Jesus (John 11:25-26 / Hebrews 9:27). A saving faith leads to a living faith (1 Peter 1:3-9), in the God of the living (Galatians 2:20).

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

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