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Mark 10:2-16

2009-09-30 — …and then Samson says, “Take my wife – please.”

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BIBLE PASSAGE — Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

— Proper 22, Series B

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  1. Jody K — 2705 days ago #

    Speaking from experience – I am divorced and remarried – divorce is not funny. But God continues to provide His grace and mercy, and shower blessings upons us. What an awesome God to whom we belong.

  2. Mike Leburg — 2705 days ago #

    your strip spoke to me today
    i have been divorced 3 years now and it still hurts on so many levels
    without saying much, you addressed my spirit today
    thanks
    peace be with you
    mike leburg
    leo, indiana (fort wayne)

  3. Jim — 2705 days ago #

    Preach it Jody.

  4. Jim — 2705 days ago #

    Blessings as you continue your pilgrimage, Mike.

  5. John — 2704 days ago #

    Mike, I hate to tell you this: A decade later it will continue to hurt. It does for me. Praise God for the brothers and sisters in Christ who surround me in my parish.

    Jim, thank you for this one. Thank you for helping to take a stand on divorce, by declaring His word.

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