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He Is the God of the Living[ Matt. 22:23-23:12]

He Is the God of the Living

Let's Pray:

Lord, we do trust in You. You are not only with us; You are now indwelling us as the Word and as the Spirit.

Hymn: My King will soon come back again  https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/960

Today's Verses:    


Matt. 22:23-23:12

22:23 On that day some Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to Him and questioned Him,

22:24 Saying, Teacher, Moses said, If anyone dies and does not have children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife and raise up seed to his brother.

22:25 Now there were seven brothers with us. And the first married and died, and having no seed, he left his wife to his brother;

22:26 Likewise also the second and the third until the seventh.

22:27 And last of all the woman died.

22:28 In the resurrection, then, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her.

22:29 And Jesus answered and said to them, You err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

22:31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

22:32 "I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob''? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

22:33 And when the crowds heard this, they were astounded at His teaching.

22:34 But the Pharisees, when they heard that He had muzzled the Sadducees, gathered themselves together.

22:35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,

22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

22:37 And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.''

22:38 This is the great and first commandment.

22:39 And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself.''

22:40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

22:41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus questioned them,

22:42 Saying, What do you think concerning the Christ? Whose son is He? They said to Him, David's.

22:43 He said to them, How then does David in spirit call Him Lord, saying,

22:44 "The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand until I put Your enemies underneath Your feet''?

22:45 If then David calls Him Lord, how is He his son?

22:46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone from that day dare to question Him anymore.

23:1 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,

23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in Moses' seat;

23:3 Therefore all that they tell you, do and keep; but do not do according to their works, for they say things and do not do them.

23:4 And they bind burdens, heavy and hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoul lders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

23:5 And all their works they do to be seen by men, for they broaden their phylacteries and enlarge the fringes of their garments,

23:6 And they love the place of honor at the dinners and the chief seats in the synagogues

23:7 And the salutations in the marketplaces and to be called by men, Rabbi.

23:8 But you, do not be called Rabbi, for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

23:9 And do not call anyone on earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in the heavens.

23:10 Neither be called instructors, because One is your Instructor, the Christ.

23:11 And the greatest among you shall be your servant.

23:12 And he who will exalt himself shall be humbled, and he who will humble himself shall be exalted. ders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

23:5 And all their works they do to be seen by men, for they broaden their phylacteries and enlarge the fringes of their garments,

23:6 And they love the place of honor at the dinners and the chief seats in the synagogues

23:7 And the salutations in the marketplaces and to be called by men, Rabbi.

23:8 But you, do not be called Rabbi, for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

23:9 And do not call anyone on earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in the heavens.

23:10 Neither be called instructors, because One is your Instructor, the Christ.

23:11 And the greatest among you shall be your servant.

23:12 And he who will exalt himself shall be humbled, and he who will humble himself shall be exalted.

Key Verses for Pray-reading:
Matt. 22:31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,
Matt. 22:32"I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob''? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Footnotes:
     As God is the God of the (living) and is called "the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob," so the dead Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be (resurrected). This is the way the Lord Jesus expounded the (Scriptures) — not only according to the (letter) but also according to the (life) and power implied within them. (See Matt. 22:32 note 1)

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