Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 22:23 – 46
Verse of the Day: Matthew 22:23 – “On that day there came to him Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection: and they asked him,”
I remember in one of my Seminary classes the instructor said, “The Sadducees were exactly that, they were sad you see.” He went on to explain that they based their beliefs solely on the Pentateuch (the first five books of Moses) and rejected all other writings. They thus did not believe in angels, demons, the resurrection or an afterlife. Thus, they were sad you see for a lack of a promise for the future. They basically saw any reward and success to be in the here-and-now only. Thus they lived an opulent lifestyle and found the teachings of Jesus a major threat.
When we muse over this religious thought pattern today, do we harbor it? Do we act as if we believe that today is all there is? Do we forget the promise of Eternal Life and the Kingdom?
Prayer: Eternal King, help me to focus on You and Your future rewards. Amen.