As Jesus was in Jerusalem, the religious leaders would stop at nothing to trip Jesus up. They asked question after question to cause Him to say anything they could use to arrest Him. It was truly laughable to see the ridiculous banter. It was not like anyone would be surprised or caught off guard by the questions. What is more, Jesus had proved repeatedly that He would not fall for such childish schemes. Still at the end of the day, Jesus knew that the leaders would arrest Him, twist Hjs words and use that to send Him to the cross.
It was a difficult week. So, Jesus continued to answer the questions knowing literally that He would have to help them in His final takedown. Jesus would end up giving up His life for men whose life goal was to trip Him up and kill Him. It had to flood His thoughts, that it was His accusers that He had come to seek and to save. Romans 5:8.
We are the reason that Jesus gave His life. Our sin and rebellion made His sacrifice critical for the redemption of men and their lives. From the time of Noah until now, God has watched us say and do the most deplorable things to each other and to His chosen. Still, He promised that if we would simply seek and follow Him, He would forgive and restore our relationship with the Father. God was never fooled, nor was He ever beaten. He has executed His plan that includes our restoration and redemption. if we will only follow His lead, we will enjoy a full life here on earth and eternity with God after we die.
Thank You, Lord, for Your Love and sacrifice for us!
God Bless You
Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. 28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. 30 The second 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. 32 Finally, the woman died too. 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”
34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. 37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’[b] 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
Whose Son Is the Messiah?
41 Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David? 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms:
“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
43 until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”’[c]
44 David calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”
Warning Against the Teachers of the Law
45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, 46 “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 47 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”