Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fresh Studies in Matthew: Matthew 5:27-32

Matthew 5:27-32 is not taken seriously by very many in the church.  No wonder we are where we are.  Divorce is acceptable in a few cases, but most of the people I know who are divorced just go tired of each other or each other’s behavior and made up stories to justify their bad decisions.  Remarriage to a divorced woman is adultery.  Pretty clear to me.  Both sections are about sexuality, which we have lost control of.  Too much regulation can make people subvert and do wrong, but too much emphasis and freedom is the other extreme and results in just as much sin.  Why are we so susceptible to this sin?  Porn watching is so prevalent.  Access creates excess, is what I have always said.  People will search out sin, but if it’s so easily available they will take even more advantage of it and get to the point where simple use of the temptation is not enough—more and more is needed. 
That said, I am not in a position to judge someone who is divorced and remarried prior to a commitment to Christ or prior to understanding of the Bible standard.  Grace lives.  Honoring the covenant of Marriage is the standard. 

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