Matthew 22:23–33 (ESV)
Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection
23 The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, 24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children,
his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.’ 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother. 26 So
too the second and third, down to the seventh. 27 After them all, the woman died. 28 In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her.”
29 But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry
nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God: 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.” 33 And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.
Today’s reading reminds has a hidden double edge sword in it. The Sadducees are questioning Jesus about marriage and they set up an example about who will be the husband of the lady when she dies and goes to heaven
(resurrection). The twist is that the Sadducees don’t believe in the resurrection, so Jesus corrects the Sadducee’s question. But Jesus also teaches us that there is no marriage as we understand it in heaven.
I pray: O Lord, I look forward to seeing you in the resurrection and living with you forever. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Amen.