Monday, November 2, 2009

LITN XX, Verses 27 - 47

27. Then some of the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection of the dead, came to Him with a question of their own.

28. “Teacher”, they began, “Moses said that if a man dies, leaving no children, his brother should marry his widowed sister-in-law, and raise a family for his brother with her.

29. Let’s say, hypothetically, that there were seven brothers, and the first married and died, and, having no children, left his wife to his brother.

30. The same with the second brother;

31. And then the third brother married her, and so on until all seven died, leaving no children.

32. Now…stay with us on this…let’s say that, last of all, the woman died also.

33. This is our question…in this scenario, in the resurrection, to which one of the seven brothers will she be wife, since she was married to all of them?”

34. Jesus replied, “Your premise is implausible, if not preposterous. Anyway, the people in this age and dimension marry and are given in marriage.

35. But in the reality of the resurrection, neither men nor women get married, nor are they considered married when they enter the resurrected state.

36. In that sense they are like the angels who live in the heavenly realm, and they can no longer die. They are God's children...children of the resurrection.

37. But as to your larger question...in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, in that he called the Lord 'The God of Abraham...and the God of Isaac...and the God of Jacob.'

38. Don't you see that He revealed something in the way that he phrased that? Because he spoke of God being the God of all of them in the present tense, he was declaring that He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are ultimately and eternally alive."

39. Some of the teachers of the law who heard this responded, "Excellent...well said, Teacher!"

40. But whether they liked His answer or not, no one dared to ask Him any more questions.
41. But Jesus went on to say to them, "Why do you think it is said that the Messiah is the son of David?

42. I mean, David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: 'The Lord said to my Lord, it at My right hand,

43. until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.'

44. Think about it...if David calls him 'Lord', how then can he be his son?"

45. While the people were trying to comprehend all this, Jesus turned to His disciples and said,

46. "Always remember to beware of the teachers of the law. They love to walk around in flowing robes, looking pious and important...love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and treated like celebrities...love to have the most important seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at all the banquets.

47. But while all this high profile show is going on, behind the scenes they devour the fortunes of gullible widows, and for a pretense make lengthy prayers. These men will be justly and severely punished."

6 comments:

Northern Light said...

27. Then some of the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection of the dead,(came to Him with a question of their own.)

Sadducee....

Every time I hear or read the word Sadducees, my brain goes to the memory of sitting during a Mass (yep, back to the Catholicism blood) and the Priest saying, "THAT was why they were Sad-U-See". And I love it to this day~

Peace,
Northern Light

Larry Usher said...

"Love Will Find A Way", by Lionel Ritchie


Are you feeling down, and lonely.
Feeling like you can't go on.
Just remember love will find a way.

Tell me are you going through changes.
Time seems like it's passing by.
Just believe that love will find a way.

I see the tears you cry.
I see the pain that's in your eyes.
So many times you were so lonely.
And no one seemed to care.
But if your hopes, for your tomorrows
Are drowning in your sorrows,
Know your heart will show you the way.

Are you trying to find a beginning.
Or something just to hold on to.
Always know that love will find a way.

Is it hard this life you're living.
Does the world seem so unkind.
Don't you worry love will find a way.

Some say we've lost our way.
Some say the world has gone astray.
But if you know where you're going.
There's nothing you can't do.
'Cause problems will come.
And they will leave you.
The world will try to deceive you.
But the truth will always be in your soul.


This is my thinking for everyone today!

Bro Lar

Larry Usher said...

Love Will Find A Way, from Lion King

In a perfect world
One we've never known
We would never need to face the world alone

They can have the world
We'll create our own
I may not be brave or strong or smart
But somewhere in my secret heart

I know
Love will find a way
Anywhere I go
I'm home
If you are there beside me

Like dark turning into day
Somehow we'll come through
Now that I've found you
Love will find a way

I was so afraid
Now I realize
Love is never wrong
And so it never dies

There's a perfect world
Shining in your eyes
And if only they could feel it too
The happiness I feel with you

They'd know
Love will find a way
Anywhere we go
We're home
If we are there together

Like dark turning into day
Somehow we'll come through
Now that I've found you
Love will find a way

I know love will find a way

Larry Usher said...

LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
Pablo Cruise

Someone, someone's got me wrong
You thought that your love was strong
Now you're feelin' like such a fool
Poor you, you're thinkin' maybe if you said goodbye
You'll understand the reason why
The love you had felt so cool um hm

Oh but it's all right
Once you get past the pain
You'll learn to find your love again
So keep your heart open
'Cause love will find a way

Sometimes we all feel a need to change
Our love we have to rearrange
And move on to something new yes you do
Your dreams feel like they're fallin' apart
You need to find a brand new start
But you're almost afraid to be true to yourself

Oh, but it's all right
Once you get past the pain
You'll learn to find your love again
So keep your heart open
'Cause love will find a way

Love will find a way
Love will find a way

So now don't, don't be afraid of yourself
Just move on to something else
And let your love shine thru
Again yes 'cause it's all right
Once you get past the pain
You'll learn to find your love again
So keep your heart open
'Cause love will find a way.



I concur! Love WILL find a way!!

Have a "whole new world" of a day!

Bro Lar

Avatar said...

Ahhhh...Dr. Luke...of course you would remember the Sadducees question was "preposterous" (v.34). This story appears in Matt, Mark and Luke...and each one, in a lawyer's dream-eye-witnesses-way, corroborates the truth by showing the witnesses unique points of view all swirling around the truth in the event. LITN joins MITN and MkITN in showing this so well. That is so very cool to me.

karl cobos said...

Larry, thank you SO much for the "Love will find a way" lyrics, especially the last one by Pablo Cruise. Little did I know that the words on that album I bought so many years ago would be so ministering to me this morning about something in my head/life, ...if you only knew.


Oh but it's all right
Once you get past the pain
You'll learn to find your love again
So keep your heart open
'Cause love will find a way

Sometimes we all feel a need to change
Our love we have to rearrange
And move on to something new yes you do
Your dreams feel like they're fallin' apart
You need to find a brand new start
But you're almost afraid to be true to yourself

---Thank you Larry...and Pablo Cruise!