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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Matthew 22:29

 
Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God."
Matthew 22:29

These Sadducees were funny. They were trying to get Jesus in a "what if" question. They said what if a guy dies and has seven brothers. When one brother would die, they would, if they wanted to, marry his wife and so on. They all died and asked who does she belong to in the resurrection? They were deceiving themselves into thinking they knew the scriptures but they didn't know the power of God, nor did they know the scriptures.

We can often deceive ourselves into thinking we know the scriptures. We see it all the time from politicians and movie stars. They say things like "Well, it says in the Bible, don't judge." Or they make the case that "Jesus loves everyone." They speak not knowing the scriptures nor knowing the power of God. May we be encouraged to not be like these Sadducees and work to know the scriptures and the power of God.

Joshua Navarro

 

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