What Jesus Did! 'Moses' — Mark 10:3-4

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jesus answered, "What did Moses command you to do?" The Pharisees said, "Moses allowed a man to divorce his wife by writing a certificate of divorce."
— Mark 10:3-4 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:3-4 NLT — Jesus answered, "What did Moses command you to do?" The Pharisees said, "Moses allowed a man to divorce his wife by writing a certificate of divorce."

Key Thought

In this Scripture, the Pharisees are able to correctly tell Jesus what Moses said about divorce. In the subsequent verses, Jesus confronts 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 just seek 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 can 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

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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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