Texts: Job 19:23-27; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38
Marriage law has always been about property rights. Although a few things have changed since then (like the fact that women can inherit property), marriage in our culture is still fundamentally about determining who has a right to what property in the event of a death or divorce. The Sadducees’ question might seem like it’s about a really complicated love octagon, but it’s really all about property rights: who has the right to whose property, and who has the right to father children with the woman to pass along his property. In other words, it’s all about stuff that doesn’t matter.