Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jesus and Divorce … it’s simply complicated

Morning: Psalm 119:145-176; Exodus 7:8-24; 2 Corinthians 14:3-6

You might expect someone who has experienced divorce to be defensive about Jesus’s hard-line stance on it.  People test Jesus’s view on divorce because John the Baptist has been beheaded after challenging the circumstances of King Herod’s wife’s divorce.  Jesus responds by appealing to our created natures, and to the fact that human marriage changes us on a profound level.  It creates a bond that cannot be broken without serious and often painful consequences, both for the partners and for the children involved.  Divorce is complicated, yes, but I will not argue with Jesus on this simple point.

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