Luke 20:27–40 (ESV)
Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection
27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the widow
and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33
In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.”
34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who
are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the
dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.” 39 Then some of the scribes
answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question.
This can be a difficult passage to understand. I have said before that a great marriage
is worth more than gold. Here we find that there will not be marriage in heaven. I can’t imagine living in eternity without marriage, but we will. We will be living in the presence of God. I don’t understand this, but I
trust it. The Sadducees do not believe in a resurrection, so their whole concept of what happens after death is skewed. Jesus is teaching them and you differently. I pray: O Lord, I look forward to living in your presence forever
and ever. I don’t fully understand what life will be like in heaven, but I know I want to be their. Help me in my daily walk. Amen.