What Jesus Did! 'Our Questions Betray Our Hearts' — Luke 20:27-33

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Some Sadducees came to Jesus. (Sadducees believe that people will not rise from death.) They asked Jesus, "Teacher, Moses wrote that if a married man dies and had no children, then his brother must marry the woman. Then they will have children for the dead brother. One time there were seven brothers. The first brother married a woman, but died. He had no children. Then the second brother married the woman, and he died. And the third brother married the woman, and he died. The same thing happened with all the other brothers. They all died and had no children. The woman was the last to die. But all seven brothers married her. So when people rise from death, whose wife will this woman be?"
— Luke 20:27-33 NLT
Illustration of Luke 20:27-33 NLT — "Teacher, Moses wrote that if a married man dies and had no children, then his brother must marry the woman."

Key Thought

Ever notice how the questions we ask often betray what is really in our hearts? The Sadducees didn't believe in a resurrection. So their question was a trap, not an earnest seeking of truth. Their hearts were hardened and their goal was destroying Jesus. Jesus longs to hear our honest questions and help us to the truth. Sometimes, however, we need to listen to our own questions and ask the Lord what they reveal about hearts!

Today's Prayer

Father, give me a clean heart and pure motives as I seek your truth. In Jesus' name I ask it. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 11:9-13
  • Psalm 51:10
  • Psalm 19:12-14


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.