Challenge: read all of Luke 20
Luke 20. What can I say? It is valuable with wisdom to glean, but it is not a joyful chapter. In this chapter, Jesus is being “grilled,” by the scribes, the law authorities of His day and time.
Jesus did not fit the mold. Somehow, He made waves, perfect though He was. He did not set out to maliciously cause trouble, or hurt anyone. He tried to live peacefully and go about His Father’s Godly business, doing good, preaching wisdom, healing, and STILL He was disrespected… with a figurative bull’s eye on His back.
Verses 1-44 are all about, “How can the scribes and pharisees trip Him, snare Him, incriminate Him?”
How did Jesus respond? Did you notice that He quoted scripture and kept His calm? Good thing for us to aspire to under pressure!
He even instructed that citizens should pay their taxes to Ceasar (so regardless of political leanings, I would surmise).
And what else can we learn from chapter 20, about life after death? There will be no marriage. Hmm. That seems to be very important in discerning false religious teachings these days because is there not a few “big religions of today” that reference to marriage in the afterlife, even as something that people should work for here? WRONG. No marriage in Heaven :
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.Luke 20
So to me chapter 20 is not joy inspiring unless I look at the big picture. This chapter demonstrates my savior’s wisdom, and imparts some wisdom for my life today. My savior came, and His work is finished, so I am JOYFUL and grateful. I want to live for Him, His way, by the power of His Holy Spirit in my life.
If you would like to have this Spirit, this Hope, and do not yet, then I invite you to read >>this message of salvation<<