Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Last part: The *disciples must love each other

Mark chapter 10

Jesus speaks about divorce

Verses 1-11

Sometimes a man leaves his wife and he does not want to return to her again. Or he sends her away. We call this ‘divorce’.

People were not sure whether God *allows divorce. So these *Pharisees asked Jesus about it.

People had their own ideas. But Jesus did not ask about people’s ideas. Instead, he told the *Pharisees that they should think about the Bible. Then they would know what God thinks about divorce.

So Jesus told the *Pharisees to look at the books that Moses wrote. These books included the *laws that Moses made for the *Jews. God gave these *laws to Moses.

The *Pharisees told Jesus about Deuteronomy 24:1. That verse has a rule for a man who wants to leave his wife. The man must write a letter for her. Then she can marry another man.

God *allows some things because people do not want to obey him. So he *allows a man to leave his wife. But God does not want a man to do this. Jesus told the *Pharisees about Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 2:24. God wanted husbands and wives to remain together for their whole lives. Marriage is important.

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