Tuesday 27th November 2018
TEXT: MARK 10:1-12
KEY VERSE: “And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her” (Mark 10:11).
The divorce dilemma is a growing social scourge that must be carefully avoided by everyone. The pangs and pains trailing failed marriages make it imperative for all sections of the social strata to understand the root of this plague and identify effective ways of preventing its occurrence. Jesus, the great Teacher and Lord of all, has the panacea to this social problem.
His recommendation is, “What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mark 10:9). Marital relationship between two male and female adults, with parental consent, conducted based on any religious or cultural belief, are binding and indissoluble by scriptural standards.
Divorce dilemma is such a precipice that no person should contemplate of jumping from. It hurts deeply and could hurt eternally, as no adulterer or adulteress, which a divorce situation occasions, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Every person associated with a failed marriage – couples, children, relations of partners, friends and well-wishers of the couples – feels the pain. The society is not spared because the products of crashed marriage are released into it with known heart and head aches they cause.
Thanks to God, who has provided ways of escape from marital malaise. How? Be a believer in Jesus Christ, who is the Author of life and Giver of all good gifts. Obey and follow His teaching on all aspects of life, including marriage and enjoy His fellowship by remaining wisely connected to Him daily. God is faithful who will always bless and heal your marriage in whatever area it aches. Amen!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Marriage is for life and never a part-time business.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians
Source: Daily Manna Devotional