023703 Finding God in the mysteries of every day-Free Devotional
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Mark 12: 24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? 25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 26 Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!”
The Sadducees were the party among the leaders of Israel who were the most interested in keeping peace with the Roman authorities. They tended o be wealthy, educated, and quite influential in the day to day lives of the people. That they would come to Jesus and ask him questions about the coming resurrection (here referring to the rising of the saints at the last trumpet) is hypocritical in the extreme. I chose this particular picture because to me it represents the unassailable truth of Jesus and the complete and abysmal failure of character demonstrated by the Sadducees, the Pharisees, and the scribes who were more interested in preserving their privilege over the common people than they were in the truth of the scriptures which they held in their hands.
So what? Just listen to the whining idiocy of the so-called beautiful people in the Hollywood set and the politicians and their sycophantic obeisance to anything the whacked-out loonies from the fringes come up with. Same stuff, different day.