“Today’s “Good Samaritan” reality” – the bible bit


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Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them. Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” “What did Moses command you?” he replied. They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.” Mark 10:1-12

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Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

NOT can a man marry a man, or a woman a woman – a specific “divorce” question of a wedding already in place.

“What did Moses command you?”

Which is old covenant.

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”

Is Jesus playing back scripture to the keepers of scripture. The scripture of Genesis and Deuteronomy.

“Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

Is new covenant.  Is the consequence of the old bumping up against the new.  But it is still in answer to the disciples asking about The Law and Marriage and Divorce.

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Is about the marriage of two people in covenant with each other and God.

In covenant with each other and God

Is the old and new of one in One. It is “genderless” – it is “physical-less” – it is “rule-less” – it is the greatest of these with regard not just to relationships – but to being of one in One in everything.

Thank you.

Paul

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