“This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body” (Genesis 2:24).
Will you still need me, Will you still feed me, When I’m Sixty-Four?
The words of the old Beatles’ song have a particular relevance these days in which divorce has become an epidemic. “I’m twenty-four, and I know you are with me now,” says the new bride or groom, “but will you still be around when I’m sixty-four — or fifty-four, or forty– four, or thirty-four?”
The most powerful nation economically and militarily has the highest divorce rate in the world!
This is, of course, a matter of great concern for manyreasons because the teaching of Jesus is so directon the subject.
When the Phariseescame to Jesus and asked Him about this, He knew that they wanted to talk about it on a certain level. They wanted to talk about it in terms of Mosaic Legislation — the Law of Moses. These laws permitted a man to divorce his wife very easily. And, even though the husband was considered superiorto the…