What Jesus Did! 'No Marriage?' — Luke 20:34-40

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jesus said to the Sadducees, "On earth, people marry each other. Some people will be worthy to be raised from death and live again after this life. In that life they will not marry. In that life people are like angels and cannot die. They are children of God, because they have been raised from death. Moses clearly showed that people are raised from death. When Moses wrote about the burning bush, he said that the Lord is 'the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' {If God said he is their God, then} these men are not really dead. He is God only of living people. All people that belong to God are alive." Some of the teachers of the law said, "Teacher, your answer was very good." No person was brave enough to ask him another question.
— Luke 20:34-40 NLT
Illustration of Luke 20:34-40 NLT — "On earth, people marry each other."

Key Thought

No marriage in heaven? Some folks worry about this. Jesus' point, however, is that every relationship is raised to a new level and we find a heightened and holy existence that far transcends anything we can experience or even imagine here and so marriage will not be an issue for us. Just remember, good things await us in the presence of God with whom we will spend forever.

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you for a bright and shining future with you that is far better than anything I can imagine, much less understand. I await your future with joyous expectation. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
  • Philippians 3:20-21
  • Revelation 7:14-17

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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.

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