What Jesus Did! 'United into One' — Mark 10:8

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"'And the two people will become one.' So the people are not two, but one."
— Mark 10:8 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:8 NLT — "'And the two people will become one.' So the people are not two, but one."

Key Thought

Marriage is about two people becoming one entity. Jesus makes this powerfully clear by emphasizing "oneness" four times in the whole passage—vs. 5 - "joined"; vs. 5 - "two united into one"; vs. 6 - "no longer two but one"; and, "God has joined them." The sexual union between a husband and wife is clearly in view with this context. This is a good and glorious union that is to be enjoyed and celebrated in marriage.

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you for your plan about the proper place for sexual intimacy within the security and protection of marriage. May I always honor you in handling my sexuality in holiness, righteousness, and love. In Jesus name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5
  • 1 Corinthians 7:3-4
  • Proverbs 5:18-20

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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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