But Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.’” – Matthew 22:29

While He was teaching at the temple, a group of religious elites approached Jesus. They asked him to consider a hypothetical situation which they had designed to trap Jesus into admitting that belief in the resurrection of the dead was absurd. But while they trusted their clever “thought-experiment” to vindicate them, Jesus turned the tables and exposed that the only reasons they found the resurrection ridiculous was their ignorance, not their cleverness. They did not understand God’s immense power and they did not know His Word. This led them to error, not wisdom.

Father, please grow our faith in You and Your power. Grow also our knowledge of Your commitments to us and daily give us a deeper awareness of Your love for us. Help us live not by sight or our own understanding, but by our trust in You. Amen.