Hello, friend! I missed you last week!! We were in Mexico helping a church tell people about Jesus and build a place for their pastor to live. I hope you have been in your Bible and praying, daily. Today we are looking at Matthew 19:1-12 to see what Jesus said to the Pharisees about divorce and marriage. Remember, the Pharisees were not fair you see. Most of them didn't like Jesus and they were trying to trick Him.
Did you know that GOD CREATED MARRIAGE? Yep, He sure did! God created marriage and defined it in Genesis and Jesus confirms it again in Matthew 19. Marriage is between one man and one woman for the rest of their lives. The three main purposes for marriage: 1.) To GLORIFY GOD 2.) For COMPANIONSHIP 3.) To MULTIPLY or to have kids. God knows not all people are going to have kids, but many are called to get married and have godly kids. Everybody's calling is different, we are all uniquely made for different purposes.
When Jesus was asked about divorce He reminded them about Genesis and how God our Creator, created marriage. He told them that marriage is created for one man and one woman to leave their parents and unite together for the rest of their lives. The Pharisees reminded Jesus that Moses gave out divorce certificates, and Jesus told them how it wasn't always that way. Divorce was created by man, not God. God allowed divorce to happen because their hearts were hard, and they didn't listen to God. Malachi 2:16, it says, "God hates divorce." Why? Because it covers one's garment with violence... in other words, people can get really mean when divorce happens. GOD LOVES PEOPLE... He wants the best for us.
Divorce can be painful, but God is our ultimate healer.... Psalm 147:3... He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds... claim that verse for your life. If your heart is broken, not just because of divorce, our GOD can and wants to heal us!! Healing is freely given to anyone who asks Jesus for help. Ask Him to help you.
Ask big questions, because we have a BIG GOD! This series of 52 video blogs is geared towards kids to know the WORD, Jesus!