Fri, Sep 13th - 9:00PM
Devotion Deut 1:18 study Matt 19:1-12
KJV(i)18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
ISV(i)18 I charged you at that time that you must do all of these things.'"
We should follow God's word which are His commands.
Matthew 19:1—Matthew 19:12
1 And when Jesus finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea abeyond the Jordan.
2 And great crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
3 aAnd some Pharisees came to Him, 1btesting Him and saying, Is it lawful for a man to 2divorce his wife for any cause?
4 And He answered and said, Have you anot read that 1He who bcreated them from the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall be ajoined to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh''?
6 So then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has yoked together, let man not aseparate.
7 They said to Him, Why then did Moses 1command us to give her a acertificate of divorce and divorce her?
8 He said to them, Moses, because of your ahardness of heart, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the 1beginning it has not been so.
9 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for 1fornication, and marries another, commits aadultery; 2and he who marries her who has been divorced commits adultery.
10 His disciples said to Him, If the case of the man with his wife is 1like this, it is not profitable to marry.
11 And He said to them, 1Not all men can 2accept this word, but only those to whom it has been agiven.
12 For there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs 1who made themselves eunuchs abecause of the 2kingdom of the heavens. He who can accept it, let him accept it.
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1 This is Judea, the land many Pharisees and Sadducees lived in this region. The temple was in this region and there being the priests.
2 This was a common thing people would follow Jesus during the good times such as Him healing but as soon as the trouble came they left Him alone with His true disciples.
3 The wanted to trick Him because, according the scripture God hates divorce but God allow them to divorce because they were going to do this any way.
4 God created Eve to join her to Adam and this was the point marriage began.
5 Jesus here quotes from Genesis chapter 2. God spoke these words after joining Adam and Eve together. There should be no division in marriage. If a man and woman treat their spouse as their selves, as if there is one, then divorce will not happen as much.
6 Jesus here is saying that man should not do away with something God issues.
7 This is a very good question but, they were not interested in the answer but His answer because they were trying to trick Him.
8 Because of the people Moses was allowed to give divorce. God does not want divorce to happen to many times marriage is rushed because divorce is an option but, divorce should be a last resort not a first option.
9 Divorce was commonly allowed also for desertion but Jesus hears says divorce should only happen because of unfaithfulness. Divorce is done far too many times today.
10 The disciples disliked this teaching because they did not want to be faithful just tone woman they were looking to be with many women instead of one woman. This idea is unbiblical, sex is for marriage only. Sex outside marriage is sin. The idea of being with only one woman scares some people but when you meet the woman you are to spend your life with it is not scary anymore but something that will bring joy.
11 There are certain men and women set apart to serve the Lord and not be married but only devoted to Him.
12 There are some set apart to serve the Lord not meant for marriage but, many will marry and serve the Lord as a family.