Daily Bible Reading: Mark 12:1 – 27
Verse of the Day: Mark 12:27 – “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.”
Jesus in this verse today gives us insight and reinforces the concept that a person continues throughout all eternity. The word He uses for death here, νεκρων, means separation, never annihilation or non-existence. It is referring to the separation of the spirit from the body. It is the concept of the body being dead and buried.
Man will continue to exist after he is buried. God is the God of the ζωντων, the living. A person may cease to exist bodily, but they will continue on in eternity forever and ever. We are not told exactly what the form the person will take, but the New Testament makes it clear that it will be a form that we will recognize one another (1 Corinthian 13:12; 15:44). The important point to consider is this, where will you spend eternity? You choose now where that will be.
Prayer: Eternal Father, I choose to spend my Eternity with You. I trust in Your provision for my destiny. I hold to You. Amen.