Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,…
Creatures on the brink of the grave should not forget it, nor refuse to look into it.
1. Be reminded that we have persons resembling the Sadducees in our own times. There are some who seek to subvert the leading truths of religion; and the method they pursue is very like that followed by the Sadducees of old. They rarely make the attack openly, like honest and generous assailants; but they start difficulties, and endeavour to involve the subjects of inquiry in inextricable perplexity.
2. Let us be suitably affected by the doctrines of immortality and the resurrection here taught.
3. Once more, let us improve this passage in reference to the endearing relations of life. We are here reminded that death is coming to break them all up, and that short is the time we are to sustain them. Far be it from us to regard them with indifference. Religion requires us to fulfil their duties with all affection and faithfulness. Yet, they are of very limited duration, and very little value, in comparison with eternity.
(James Foote, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,