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DAY 17–Study

Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven.

“But now, as to whether the dead will be raised—haven’t you ever read about this in the writings of Moses, in the story of the burning bush? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error.” (Mark 12:24–27 NLT)

The Sadducees, Pharisees, and teachers were learned and knowledgeable about the Scriptures, yet Jesus calls them out as ignorant. They were experts on the law and the prophets. Yet, they still did not truly understand them. They were so intent on keeping their own ideas in place that they did not let the truth within the Scriptures breach their ignorance.

The Bible is crucial to our faith and our main source of divine revelation. Yet, there is little to prevent us from falling prey to the same flaw as the religious leaders in Jesus’s day. Try something different today: read the same passage at three different times of the day, praying for the Holy Spirit to illuminate the passage for you each time before you read. After you have read it each time, simply sit and allow the Spirit to speak to you about what you just read.

God’s word to us, especially his word spoken by his Spirit through the Bible, is the very ingredient that feeds our faith. If we feed our souls regularly on God’s word, several times each day, we should become robust spiritually just as we feed on ordinary food several times each day, and become robust physically.

—David Watson