Matthew 22:23-33 NLT
Wow! Jesus blows a hole in your whole belief structure in one fell swoop. Did you catch that sharp comment from Jesus?
"Your mistake is that you don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God."
I do not know about you, but for me, I hope I never hear those words from Jesus. I know for sure that I have spoken from a place of ignorance regarding the scriptures, and I am thankful for God's grace when I have done so. The Sadducee's problem, however, is different because they believed and taught that there was no resurrection from the dead. This mistaken belief doesn't just come from a lack of faith in eternal life. Jesus points this out with the words, "you don't know the power of God." Their issue with the resurrection is not about this belief; it is about them doubting the power of God to do this fantastic thing.
Today we live in a world in which we need to have faith in God's power. As I face the problem of COVID 19, I need God to be powerful enough to raise the dead. I do not ever remember questioning the resurrection, yet in recent days, I have worried about how this virus is affecting our world. I imagine you can relate to that feeling. Something I cling to today is a man with an unclean spirit who, when asked by Jesus if he could believe, said, "I believe, help my unbelief." Dear Lord Jesus, we believe; help our unbelief!
Where do you struggle to believe? How can you continue to ask God to help your unbelief?