Posted by: Larry Hoekman | March 31, 2015

Words in Red – Mistaken?

Day 1940:  What a friend we have in Jesus!!!

Context:  Sadducees, who believed there was no resurrection, gave Jesus a hypothetical situation under Mosaic Law where seven brothers died and each succeeding brother had married the first one’s wife when the other brother died.  Then they asked whose wife she would be in the resurrection.

Scripture:  Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken – that you do not understand the Scripture or the power of God?  When the dead rise, they will neither marry or be given in marriage; they will be like angels in heaven.  Now about the dead rising – have you not read the account of the bush in the book of Moses how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?  He is not the God of the dead, but of the living!  You are badly mistaken!”  Mark 12:24-27

Thoughts/questions:  Jesus definitely was straight up with people!  He certainly didn’t respond with who am I to tell anyone else what is right or wrong to believe – if it’s right for you and it doesn’t hurt anyone, then it’s all good.

No, He again responds with questions to both issues (have you caught on to His style of responding yet?), and two times indicates that they are mistaken.  There is truth, and Jesus said that His truth shall set us free, so we should be free from worry and burdens.  He also said that His burden is light and His peace surpasses that of the world!  If we don’t experience His freedom from the cares and trials of the world as well as His overwhelming peace, I’m afraid He might say, “You are sadly mistaken!”  Sadly because He has SOOOOO much for us!  When we see Him in ALL of His power and glory in the heavens, we also might say that we were sadly mistaken!

Let us all earnestly seek to understand the Scripture and the power of God!!!  He is the one who holds the universe in His right hand – He CAN take care of ALL of our needs!

Suggested Prayer:  Jesus, help me to not be mistaken about You . . .


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