What Jesus Did! 'Divorce' — Luke 16:18

Saturday, September 26, 2015

"If a man divorces his wife and marries another woman, he is guilty of the sin of adultery. And the man that marries a divorced woman is also guilty of adultery."
— Luke 16:18 NLT
Illustration of Luke 16:18 NLT — "If a man divorces his wife and marries another woman, he is guilty of the sin of adultery. And the man that marries a divorced woman is also guilty of adultery."

Key Thought

God hates divorce. It splits families. It breaks covenants. It destroys people. It hurts children. It dishonors his plan for marriage. God wants us to understand that his grace does not lessen his call on each of us to be faithful to his or her marriage covenant. We are to be people of integrity, commitment, and faithfulness.

Today's Prayer

Father, renew our passion to have godly marriages where our covenantal vows are kept and your will is received with honor and obeyed with passion. In Jesus name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Malachi 2:13-16
  • Matthew 19:3-9
  • Hebrews 13:4

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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