Well, it’s the political season…come to think of it…it always seems like it’s the political season in America.
In the early part of a political season you will hear much about each candidate. Strangely, it seems you will hear the most about what the candidate is against rather than what they are for…
Our Bible text starts our similarly this week:
And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.” Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘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. You are quite wrong.” (Mark 12:18-27 ESV)
Isn’t it interesting to see that these Saducee fellows were known for something they didn’t believe in?
I have a simple question for you to consider and pray about today. If somebody was going to introduce you with one sentence would it include positive attributes or negative ones? As a follower of Christ, I hope that we can be known by something other than what we are against. Iknow, I know, there are a million things messed up in the world and I’m not saying that you should not take a stand on any of those issues. I’m saying to consider what ‘mark you are leaving’ on the world. Consider the mark that Jesus asked you to leave:
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35
Here is a great song to help us remember this truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyHvO4xoEh4