25 Jan Matthew 22:23-28

23 On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘IF A MAN DIES HAVING NO CHILDREN, HIS BROTHER AS NEXT OF KIN SHALL MARRY HIS WIFE, AND RAISE UP CHILDREN FOR HIS BROTHER.’   25 “Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.   27 “Last of all, the woman died.   28 “In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”

The Sadducees often challenged the Pharisees on their belief in a resurrection. Here they refer to a Jewish law that was meant to sustain the man’s family name with the intention of drawing Jesus into debate. Like these Sadducees, we often think we know more than we actually do, and allow pride to creep in. Focus on God’s Word and do not allow yourself to trust in traditions of men.