The Bible gives us wisdom because we are learning lessons from the past, praying in the present, and listening for instructions toward the future.
The Sadducees questioned Jesus about marriage at the resurrection in Mark 12:18-27. They hoped to trick Jesus but Jesus embarrasses them by pointing out how meaningless their question was and that they didn’t know the Scriptures or the power of God (v. 24).
A lesson Jesus gives us in this passage is not to make sure the question being asked is based on the right premise. If we accept the premise others have, we give credence to their way of thinking which may be way off base. Instead, correct the wrong assertion and explain why the question is meaningless.
The religious and political leaders were debating Jesus leading up to Mark 12:28-34. They had planned to trap Jesus by asking some controversial questions on taxes and marriage. Their ultimate aim was to find an excuse to kill Jesus.
A scribe noticed that Jesus had answered their questions perfectly so he asked another question, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
Jesus answers, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Verses 30-31).”
Love is life and you never fail as long as love is in your heart so desire to learn the principles of Christ, invite Him into your heart to guide your every step, and build a bridge from a place of doom to a place where you flourish and bloom. Next week, I’ll continue the study within the book of Mark.