Even the disciples thought that Jesus must have been joking when Jesus said in Matthew 19:9 “Whosoever shall put away is wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth, her which is put away doth commit adultery.” The disciples answered Jesus with the following statement, Matthew 19:20, “If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.”
Back in Jesus’ time and as many men still feel today – they thought that they were superior to women and that all “good things” were for them. Little concern or thought was given to mothers, women, or children. But God is our Father and he wants the best for all members of His family. His commandments matter more than the commandments of men that Jesus spoke about.
In Luke 2:23, “(As it is written, in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord.)” Then in Luke 2:39, “And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.”
Lords in those days were lawyers and politicians. These men were big because the word “Lord” is capitalized. Lords were men of high esteem within the community and they believed that males were superior even at birth over their own mothers. Mothers are the vine and we are the mothers of God’s children, so we are important too. Marriage and family are a partnership and a commitment – one that must be respected and loved. God knows about every hair on our heads – we had better do His will! Save the first family!