TEXT: Matthew 5:31-32
In his teaching on divorce, Jesus reaffirms God's original plan for the marriage relationship. The law that Moses gave permitting divorce was intended to prevent the practice from being abused. But most men of that day, like most divorcees (male and female) today, twisted it in order to give themselves an excuse to divorce for any reason. Many married people seem to think that marriage is supposed to be easy, and that as soon as their spouse offends them or they get bored or tired of the relationship, that is a sign that it is supposed to end.