As I was reading from Mark this morning, it occurred to me that not only does Jesus overturn the tables at the temple, He turned the tables on them most times.
For example, please read the following verses.
18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
19 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother.
20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.
21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third.
22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last, of all, the woman died too.
23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”
24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
26 Now about the dead rising — have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!”
I don’t know how many reading this remember the roadrunner cartoons.
You would think that Wiley Coyote would learn his lesson, but he never does. ‘
You would think the religious leaders would learn their lesson and not try to go after Jesus. But they don’t. I imagine it was quite a head trip to take on Jesus.
I can hear the religious leaders say, well you guys failed. Thatis because you were not smart enough.
I have the plan to take down Jesus.
They would go after him and come back defeated like the rest.
Get on Jesus’s side, today, right now. It doesn’t matter what His enemies try to pull, the Lord God always comes out on top, He is always the winner.