From the Pastor’s Pen

Final Thoughts on Mark 10:2-12

Rather than being drawn into an argument on divorce, Jesus responds to the Pharisees’ question by redirecting them to God’s original plan for marriage, and the permanency He intends for the marriage relationship.  It is sad that couples so often enter into marriage with the mindset, “If the marriage doesn’t work out, we can always end it,” and often do, using the certificate of divorce that was permitted by Moses because of the hardness of the Israelite’s hearts as a “loophole” in an attempt to justify their divorce.

Instead of divorce, it is the Lord’s will for couples to work through their problems and remain married.  Divorce is always a tragedy and we must always want to look for forgiveness and reconciliation when it has taken place.

Our Grandparents’ generation didn’t have all of our social diseases that we have today.  Do you know what they wore to have safe sex? . . . A wedding ring!                    Brian Bell

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