Today’s Reading: Luke 20:27-40
The phrase that jumps out to me as I read today’s Scripture is Jesus’ statement, “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive.” The Sadducees try to draw Jesus into a pointless discussion in order to trap Him once again. Instead of being drawn into this argument, Jesus speaks to the status of all of those that have accepted Him. For those that have accepted Christ they are alive…they have been resurrected. When we enter into a relationship with Christ He steps into our world and gives us incredible meaning, purpose, and life. While we have died to the sin that was in us, we are able to live a new life through a different perspective. No longer does death have a hold on us as long as we remain in Christ. We do not have to fear death. Since Jesus has gone before us and defeated the grave, the grave has no hold on us.
What incredible promise for us who live in a world that is consumed with death.