Daily Radio Bible Podcast
The law is a concession to our heart hearts. The laws of divorce mentioned in Matthew are a concession. They are a concession to hard heartedness. That principle applies to all laws, not just divorce. All law is a concession to the problem of a hard heart. It's an acknowledgement of the reality of our own rebellion and life apart from God. It's a concession to our condition, not God's answer. His ultimate answer to hard heartedness is not divorce or the law. His ultimate answer to the problem of a hard heart can be seen in the picture of marriage. It was that a marriage that Jesus performed his first miracle, the wedding feast and Cana. And the last miracle we read about is the great wedding feast. These miracles are taking place around a wedding because all of Scripture and God's ultimate answer is the bridegroom. Jesus Himself is the ultimate answer to our hard heartedness. It's not the law. It is the work and the person of Christ and the grace that we receive through him. That is the answer that we are all looking for. He is the answer to this hard heart of mine. Those who consider themselves religious and faithful came looking to trap Jesus in their question about divorce. But Jesus is not interested in their traps. He's interested in offering the answer to a hard heart. His answer is seen in a wedding in him, the bridegroom it's seen as he lives his life in and through us, creating all things new. see beyond the traps and concessions and see right through to him. God's ultimate answer to our heart hearts, the bridegroom, a wedding, new life. He is welcoming us all into an intimate and life changing relationship with him.