THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 12:18-27
“You are badly mistaken!” (Mark 12:27)
I have to admit, this story of Jesus has always confused me.
Isn’t marriage a part of God’s original creation design?
And does Jesus mean that we will become angels, no longer human?
But neither of these are Jesus’ main points; His main point is in the last verse.
The Sadducees were limiting what God could do based on their flawed thinking.
They were deciding truth based on what they saw and knew in this cursed life.
We need to be very careful with our ‘logical’ speculations and interpretations.
What Jesus says here about marriage angels may not fit with my theology.
But then my theology, not what Jesus says, is the problem.
God is greater than our systematic theologies, no matter how ‘bible-based’ they are.
Too often we speak with a certainty about our beliefs that humility cannot support.
I am NOT convinced that my reformed theology is all right.
I hold my beliefs loosely, unaware of how or where I may be “badly mistaken”.
My confidence is in Jesus, not in my beliefs; I am saved by grace, not orthodoxy.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I imagine I am badly mistaken about a lot of things. Thank You that my hope does not lie in our getting things right, but in You making me right!