Posted June 5, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

He is God of the living

Empty-Tomb-Picture-07馬爾谷福音 12:18-27

在今天的福音中,否認復活的撒杜塞人走到耶穌跟前,問祂:一位曾嫁過七個男人的婦人,在復活以後算是誰的妻子?

撒杜塞人和大多數的猶太人不同,只相信在梅瑟律法中清楚列明的事。耶穌用上出谷記,一部他們相信的經書,去回應他們的問題——那條用來嘲笑相信復活的人的問題。

耶穌質疑他們有多了解經書,也責備他們看輕天主的大能——在他們的想像中,死了的人就死了,天主不會把他們復活。耶穌引天主對梅瑟說的話:「我是亞巴郎的天主,依撒格的天主,和雅各伯的天主」,是要指出雖然亞巴郎、依撒格和雅各伯早已死去,天主仍然自稱為他們的天主。如果天主不當他們是活人的話,是不會那樣自稱,因為祂是活人的天主。為這個世界來說,他們看似死去;在天主的眼中,他們仍然活著。

耶穌問撒杜塞人有多了解經書,也在問我們有多熟悉聖經。讓我們勤讀聖經,不要令祂失望。

Mark 12:18-27

In today’s gospel, some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked Him: for a woman who had married seven times, at the resurrection when they arise whose wife will she be?

Sadducees are different from most other Jews. They only believed in things that were explicitly stated in the Law of Moses. Jesus used the Book of Exodus, a book that they accepted, to refute their arguments.

Jesus questioned if they knew the Scriptures or the power of God. In their minds, death is the end, the dead will not be resurrected by God. Jesus quoted what God said to Moses: “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”. His purpose is to point out that God identifies Himself as God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, all of whom have been dead (for hundreds of) years. If they are not alive to God, He would not call Himself their God, for He is the God of living. To this world, they may seem dead, but Jesus tells them that they are living.

Jesus asked the Sadducees how well do they know the Scriptures, His question is also for us. Let us read the Bible frequently and not to let him down.


FLL Editorial Team