9/29/2015

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Wednesday October 7th, Mark 10:  2Some Pharisees came and tested him bay asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"  Inherent in the question was their understanding that only a man could divorce a woman.  They wanted to test Jesus and their aim was not for understanding but for entrapment.  One could liken it to the classic "Have you stopped beating your wife?" argument.  For Jesus to answer yes would fall into the system of power that was the Pharisees and Sadducees, to say no would pit him against the power of the recently divorced Herod and his army.  It seemed to be a win, win for the Pharisees who were intent in bring Jesus down.  Jesus however was not playing politics, oooops!  He had in mind both God's law and God's love which were always meant to be the same.  

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