DCLM Daily Manna 27 November 2021
Topic: The Beginning Still Counts
Text: Mark 10:1-12
Key Verse: Mark 10:6
“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.”
The general tendency with man is to discard the old and embrace the new. As man grows in knowledge and advances technologically and in other areas, some things are considered obsolete and no longer suitable for modern times. However, there are very essential values that must not be done away with no matter how old the practices have been. These long cherished values are what help to preserve humanity and ensure sanity in the society.
From the passage, the Pharisees confronted Jesus with the issue of divorce. They wanted to confirm its legality and alluded to the provision given to them by Moses as a result of their hardness of heart. In His response, Jesus stated that this provision was not the standard. He went ahead to point out what God established as the standard right at the beginning of the institution of marriage. In that first pronouncement by God, divorce was not permissible under whatever condition.
It is disturbing to see how so many Christians are discarding the standard of God established right from the beginning to embrace new practices and ways of life. The issue of divorce has become commonplace among many people. Sexual perversions such as homosexuality and lesbianism condemned by God are now being promoted as sexual orientations that must be tolerated. It is no longer considered sinful to tell a lie, cheat, defraud and manipulate, etc., it is seen as being smart and clever!
Whatever new practices and ways of life that are being thrown up today in the name of modernity and civilisation, we must remind ourselves that the beginning still counts. What God gave at the beginning as the standard of living in all areas of life still counts. Nothing has changed about His demand from us.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Time cannot change the standard of God because He cannot change!
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Peter 1-3