The BIG Mistake

Mark 12:24  And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
       In our passage today, Jesus was answering a question put forth by a group of Sadducees. They didn’t believe in heaven, the resurrection, or angels so they were “sad-u-see” (just a little Bible humor lol). Jesus answered them by addressing their real problem: they had made a mistake in not knowing the Scriptures (the Bible) and the power of God. Jesus even repeats this truth to them at the end of the conversation and says that they have made a BIG mistake because of this. The word “err” means be wrong and to be mistaken. Their entire belief system was based on a wrong idea and thus their entire life and lifestyle was wrong as a result. This type of mistake was not unique to the Sadducees in fact the world (and the church for that matter) around us is filled with modern day Sadducees who do greatly err because of two things: they do not know the Bible. God only gave ONE Book, I suggest we get to know it. And second, they do not know the power of God. My friend it’s a Big Mistake in our lives when we disregard the Word of God and the God of the Word.

Robert Pophal
Senior Pastor | Rose Park Baptist Church of Holland, Michigan