After his resurrection, Jesus was asked a question about marriage by the Sadducees. The Sadducees were a Jewish sect that did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. They posed a hypothetical situation to Jesus to challenge his beliefs.
The question they asked was, “Teacher, 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 raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother.
The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. Finally, the woman died. Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven since all of them were married to her?”
Jesus responds by saying that in heaven there will be no marriage or giving in marriage. He says that people will be like angels and will not marry or have children.
This response may seem confusing at first glance but it is actually quite profound. Jesus is saying that earthly relationships such as marriage are not eternal or permanent. In heaven, relationships will be based on our relationship with God rather than our earthly ties.
This response also highlights the importance of focusing on our relationship with God while we are alive on earth. It reminds us that while earthly relationships can bring joy and fulfillment they should never take priority over our relationship with God.
In conclusion, Jesus’ response to the question about marriage after the resurrection highlights the importance of focusing on our relationship with God rather than earthly ties such as marriage. It reminds us that ultimately our eternal destiny is not based on who we are married to but rather on our faith in God.