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Matthew 19:9-10. Do Not Marry 6 Aug 2023

Mat 19:9 Now I say this to you:
anyone who divorces his wife
-- I am not speaking of an illicit marriage --
and marries another, is guilty of adultery.'
10 The disciples said to him,
'If that is how things are between husband and wife,
it is advisable not to marry.'

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

I am more shocked with the response of the disciples than with the question of the Pharisees. Listening to the disciples, I get the impression that they considered divorce normal, socially acceptable.

And then, I find myself wondering, what are the consequence of being guilty of adultery? If there are no consequences, the law is useless.


Jesus, teach me about consequences of my deeds.


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