Thursday, January 29, 2009

Luke, Chapter 20 part 2

Today’s post is a brief one as I am feeling a bit under the weather. In actuality, I feel like I have been run over by a truck. I still feel obligated to write about the good news of Christ though. It is also hard tow rite about the end of this chapter because it focuses more on some of Jesus’ straightforward parables. To me, Jesus makes his point very clear with both of these.

The first point is that things change in the resurrection, and he defines that by refuting the Pharisees’ claim that there is no resurrection. Consistently they called God the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If that is the case, then the resurrection exists because then He is the God of the living, not the God of the dead. In that, we live because God lives in us. It is no wonder they teachers were impressed.

The second point was another case of Jesus cutting off their attempt to trip Him up in His words. They expected the Messiah to be physically descended from David. Still, Jesus quoted one of David’s own Psalms to point out that David believed He had two masters: the Father and the Son. The Pharisees could not accept that things would be different than their perception, and that was their shortfall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to rise to the ocassion Travis! I hope you are feeling better soon.