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Teaching About Divorce

1And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan,
  2and large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

3And some Pharisees came to him, testing him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”
  4And he answered and said, “Have you not read that in the beginning the Creator made them male and female?
  5And he said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.a
  6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together no human is to separate.”

7They say to him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?”b
  8He said to them, “Moses, in view of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been this way.
  9And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
  10The disciples say to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
  11But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it has been given.
  12For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

Jesus Blesses the Little Children

13Then little children were brought to him so that he could lay his hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them.
  14But Jesus said, “Allow the little children and do not hinder them from coming to me, because the Kingdom of God belongs to people who are like these children.”
  15And, having laid his hands on them, he departed from there.

The Rich Young Ruler

16And look! A man came to him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do in order to have life in the age to come?”
  17And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about that which is good? There is One who is good. But if you want to enter into life in the age to come, keep the commandments.”
  18He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness,
  19honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.c
  20The young man said to him, “All these things I have kept, what do I still lack?”
  21Jesus said to him, “If you really want to reach the goal, go, sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.”
  22But the young man, when he heard these words, went away grieved because he had many possessions.

Rewards in the Kingdom

23And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I say to you, how difficult it will be for a rich person to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
  24And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God.”
  25And when the disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
  26And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “This is impossible for people, but for God all things are possible.”
  27Then Peter answered and said to him, “Look! We have left everything and followed you, so what will we have?”
  28And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed me, in the New Beginning,d when the Son of Man sits on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
  29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit life in the age to come.
  30But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.

From Gen. 2:24
Alluding to Deut. 24:1-4
From Exod. 20:12-16; Lev. 19:18
The start of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom on earth. Called the restoration of all things in Acts 3:21, and the creation of a new heaven and earth in Isa. 65:17.

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