What Jesus Did! 'Moses' — Mark 10:3-4

Friday, July 3, 2020

Jesus answered [the Pharisees] with a question: "What did Moses say in the law about divorce?"

"Well, he permitted it," they replied. "He said a man can give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away."

— Mark 10:3-4 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:3-4 NLT — "He said a man can give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away."

Key Thought

In this Scripture, the Pharisees were able to correctly tell Jesus what Moses said about divorce. In the subsequent verses (Mark 10:5-9), Jesus confronted the Pharisees with the truth revealed in their question; they were missing God's central principle about marriage. It is easy to quote Scripture; living God's truth revealed in that Scripture is much more challenging! Let's not seek just to know the Scriptures, but let's also commit to know the heart and will of God who lies behind the Scriptures.

Today's Prayer

O God, teach me your way, instruct me in your will, and lead me so that I will walk with you each day. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 6:6-7
  • John 5:38-39
  • 2 Timothy 3:14-17


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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