The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:10:1 @ And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.

kjv@Mark:10:2 @ And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

kjv@Mark:10:3 @ And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

kjv@Mark:10:4 @ And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

kjv@Mark:10:5 @ And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

kjv@Mark:10:6 @ But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

kjv@Mark:10:7 @ For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

kjv@Mark:10:8 @ And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

kjv@Mark:10:9 @ What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

kjv@Mark:10:10 @ And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

kjv@Mark:10:11 @ And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

kjv@Mark:10:12 @ And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:

What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


The thought of hardness is typically considered as a hardness of the man toward wife else wife toward man or each other. Actually it is the hardness toward God, hardness toward HIS institution, toward HIS joining, toward the condition of the heart HE would prescribe to make the union blessed beyond human produce. If a man or woman does not want any of that then of course they are going to find any way to get out of it; even blame HIM on the way out of it as well.

There is much division publicly on this topic. By bringing Jesus to answer this the various sides of this are going to see the answer and therefore Jesus differently. Concensus and support are naturally weakend. It worked then, it works that way now. Jesus however is not afraid to deliver the answer because the answer is not just about marriage or divorce, it is about their relationship to God.

The majority of these people are deeply rooted in the Law. The percept of the law should be enough to soften the heart one would think. The law without the direct person of Christ however seems to have the opposite effect as evidenced by the lawyers surrounding Him here. Focus becomes on the letter confused and assorted as it has become instead of the spirit originally intended.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Most marriages today begin with a hardened heart long before they go in front of a alter. The wedding is merely a ceremony, very little seriousness given to the actual vow. The heart only further hardens from there.
  2. Divorces pretend to be about what is best for the children, what is best for one's sanity etc... What about what is best for your vow to God? Most would respond that God does not matter or that God only wants me to be happy. Very few consider that God intends for their happiness to be set in a vow, not as punishment, but for safe ground for the heart by HIS many means to soften.

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