The words 'duties', 'responsibilities', and 'each person' fill this section of our daily Bible reading. These verses speak of leaders and those who direct the work of the Lord. Service to God is seen as an eligibility and not a drudgery. To not be able to serve God was heart breaking.
Often like the Sadducees, what we think the Scriptures say is more true to us that what it is really saying. Jesus said to them and to us "You do not know the Scriptures and you do not know the power of God"
And then Jesus says to those who do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God, "God is the God of the living not the dead." Alive or dead?? What are we in our walk? Powerful or powerless.
Could it be that we, like one of the questioners or Jesus are "Not far from the Kingdom of God" and yet not in?