What Jesus Did! 'The Question Trap' — Mark 10:2

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Some Pharisees came to Jesus. They tried to make Jesus say something wrong. They asked Jesus, "Is it right for a man to divorce his wife?"
— Mark 10:2 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:2 NLT — Some Pharisees came to Jesus. They tried to make Jesus say something wrong. They asked Jesus, "Is it right for a man to divorce his wife?"

Key Thought

Isn't it amazing how religious people can resort to trickery and legalistic debate to try to prove their superiority? Shouldn't we focus on the real issues of God's heart like justice, mercy, and righteous living? Words are important, but religious words become righteous only when they truly come to life in people who are living to honor God.

Today's Prayer

O Righteous Father, may the words of my mouth, the thoughts of my mind, the motivation of my heart, and the actions of my life be pleasing to you. In the name of Jesus my Lord. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Micah 6:8
  • Matthew 23:23-24
  • 2 Timothy 2:22-26

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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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.