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“But Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God’” (Matthew 22:29, ESV).

            The Sadducees had come to challenge Jesus, attempting to trip Him up with a cynical question about the resurrection and a complicated situation of multiple levirate marriages (vv.23-28).  But Jesus has a ready response, one that exposes all their supposed cleverness for ignorance (vv.29-32).  Both the specific question, and their skepticism about the resurrection, are errors arising because they don’t know God’s power or His promises.

            Root your faith in the power and promises of God.  Jesus Christ has overthrown death, and offers forgiveness and life to all who come to Him.  God is strong to deliver, faithful to forgive, merciful to those who call upon Him.