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 raise up offspring 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 burning 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!” Mark 12:18-27
A different group of leaders, the Sadducees, tried to trick Jesus. They knew the Scriptures and revered them, whereas the Pharisees were big on the traditions.
Jesus merely pointed out that life in the Resurrection will be different than it is now. We will have a different purpose, so theirs was a total misrepresentation of the Resurrection, which they did not believe in.
The general takeaway for us, however, is this: we are looking forward to a fantastic resurrection, one in which God Himself will the focus. That day is fast approaching and nearer now than it ever has been.
Lift up your heads, O Christian, for your redemption is nigh.