From Daniel's Desk on 4/27/2020
My Title: The God of the LIVING
My Verse: 26-27
"26 And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong."
What does your actions SAY about WHAT YOU BELIEVE about God? The religious leaders constantly tried to trap Jesus because they didn't like Him breaking down and taking away their power and recognition. Their spirituality gained them a lot of notoriety. - We still do this today. A lot. -
BUT if you KNOW God and KNOW His story it will always lead you to the conclusion that God cares about one thing. That you love Him BACK with all your heart, soul and might. Because if you do that you'll also care about what He cares about... which is loving your neighbor as if you were loving yourself. LOVE.
God is NOT the God of the dead. Our view of life suffers from short sightedness. We struggle to see beyond 100 years because that's all that we can see and tangibly touch, but God created us for eternity. All the things we can gain through selfish behavior for the here and now are all a lie meant to distract us from what's REALLY important. God and His eternal plan. It's the only thing that matters.