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Sonntag, 14. Oktober 2012

A Biography of Jesus (BOOK EXCERPT, PT 5)

A Biography of Jesus (BOOK EXCERPT, PT 5)

The Book Stop Blog is featuring excerpts from A Biography of Jesus by Tom Cowley and available from Paraclete Press.
A Biography of Jesus by Tom Cowley
Discourage Divorce
Two becoming one is to be cherished.
AGROUP OF PHARISEES came to Jesus with a difficult question concerning divorce. “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”
(Matthew 19:3b). For his answer Jesus went back to the original purpose of marriage in Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, when God created man and woman in his own image and in marriage two become one flesh. Jesus then discourages divorce by saying, “So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate” (Matthew 19:6).
Again and again, Jesus does not focus on laws, but on where the heart is.
This is the goal in marriage: two become one. When the love of Christ and his Cross are at the center of a marriage relationship, this is the beginning of God’s vision of two becoming one—in him.
Likewise, the message for today is clear: Center your marriage on Christ, and pray always together. Marriage partners who pray together, stay together!
refer to: Matthew 19:1–12, Mark 10:1–12 Related readings: Genesis 1:27 and 2:24
Questions: How is the marriage relationship similar to a relationship with God? When is it different?

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