My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Luke 20

Intense questioning

They questioned Jesus' authority, but they just asked him whether they liked John, and they were to political to answer, so neither did Jesus.

The world is God's, but we destroy anyone God sends to take his harvest, including his Son. So we will lose our housesitting of this world.

Jesus says to pay taxes, cos Caesar mints the coins anyway.

There is no marriage in heaven. It all gets cancelled. There is a resurrection, because God is God of the living.

After all the questioning, Jesus asked a question no-one could answer, and warned against pride.

Key verse:
35. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage

My thoughts:
This seems to imply that those destined for heaven won't get married. This inclination is in no other gospel. It isn't, of course, what Jesus is saying, or else none of the teachers of the law (who were married) would be impressed with him.

Entering Jerusalem, Jesus has entered the centre of religious thought for Jews. It is not surprising that the first thing they want to do is questions him strongly.


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