“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5

LIGHT FOR NOW: Approaching the bible in a systematic order in the place of reading is vital for full understanding and comprehension of details.                                                                                   

We have established that the essence of Deuteronomy 24:1-5 was their unbelief to Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 2:24. That physical divorce instituted in Deuteronomy 24 was Moses’ way of permitting them to demonstrate their unbelief to the spiritual truth of Genesis in a physical manner within the conduit of the marital institution. How do we know clearly that it was unbelief? Let’s begin to explore verse 8 of Matthew 19 as it gives us a lead for further analysis, it reads “He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so”. Observe this distinction below:

  • Moses because of the hardness of your hearts – Hardness of hearts towards a spiritual reality (God’s union with the church which is salvation).
  • Suffered you to put away your wives – That hardness of heart towards that spiritual reality is now demonstrated physically as divorce in the marital institution.
  • From the beginning, it was not so – That is, in Genesis where we have God’s plan, it’s a union never to be separated; no divorce.

So we have hardness of heart which was spiritual, demonstrated physically in them putting away their wives (divorce) but from the beginning where we have the plan, it is “no divorce”. Having shown this, we will begin to examine the meaning and implication of the words used in verse 8 of Matthew 19. Hallelujah!

INSTRUCTION: Study patiently and carefully.

PRAYER: I receive enlightenment and understanding, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: A systematic approach to bible reading is key to bible understanding.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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