nor, of course, with death. They will have better things to think about, if you can believe it. All ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God.
Even Moses exclaimed about resurrection at the burning bush, saying, 'God: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob!'
God isn't the God of dead men, but of the living. To him all are alive."
Some of the religion scholars said, "Teacher, that's a great answer!"
For a while, anyway, no one dared put questions to him.
Then he put a question to them: "How is it that they say that the Messiah is David's son?
In the Book of Psalms, David clearly says, God said to my Master, "Sit here at my right hand
until I put your enemies under your feet."
"David here designates the Messiah as 'my Master' - so how can the Messiah also be his 'son'?"
With everybody listening, Jesus spoke to his disciples.
"Watch out for the religion scholars. They love to walk around in academic gowns, preen in the radiance of public flattery, bask in prominent positions, sit at the head table at every church function.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)