Divorce

Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife? - Mark 10:1 – 10:12 (commentary)

These verses in Mark give us the teaching of our Lord on the subject of divorce. Jesus had left Galilee and crossed over into Judea on the east side of the Jordan river (v. 1). As crowds gathered around Him to hear Him teach, a group of Pharisees asked Him a very controvers …

Divorce And Remarriage - Matthew 5:27 – 5:32 (commentary)

It is commanded to be faithful in marriage (v. 27). Just as Jesus says anger is the same as murder in the previous passage, He now makes it plain that lusting for a person sexually is as sinful as committing the act of adultery (v. 28). The, so called “exception clause …

Is Divorce Permissable? - Matthew 19:1 – 19:8 (commentary)

The religious leaders had tried on several occasions to trick Jesus with questions and had failed. Now we find them trying again with a very controversial issue. Is it ever right for a man to divorce his wife (vv. 1-3)? It is interesting how Jesus answers by saying, “H …

Divorce and Adultery - Matthew 19:9 – 19:15 (commentary)

Jesus says that “whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another , commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery"(v. 9). The traditional and most popular interpretation of the exception clause is that Jesus …

Counsel for Christians married to non-Christians - I Corinthians 7:12 – 7:24 (commentary)

In the previous passage it has been clear that the instructions were for cases where both the husband and wife were Christians. Now the apostle speaks of the situation where, after marriage one spouse becomes saved and the other is not. The question is asked, does this make it …

The Law, the Prophets and the Kingdom - Luke 16:14 – 16:18 (commentary)

The Pharisees who had been listening to Jesus professed to trust God, but they measured life by wealth and possessions (vv. 14-15). In fact they considered their wealth to be a sign of God’s approval. I’m afraid many professing Christians today are making the same mistake …

God Cannot Bear Unfaithfulness - Malachi 2:10 – 2:17 (commentary)

The following is the outline of a message for this passage of Scripture I read from Brian Bill: 1. Keep faith with others: Don’t allow your relationships to rupture (v. 10). 2. Keep faith with G …