Jesus elevates marriage in the Sermon on the Mount and in Matthew 5:31-32 we see that clearly. Some might look at His statement in this passage and wonder how He could permit divorce for any reason, but as we look more closely we see how Jesus was really speaking in such a way as to limit divorce dramatically.
As with last week's message on the profile of a murderer, Jesus shows how many more are guilty of breaking commandments they never thought they were capable of breaking. We've seen how the heart of a murderer is really a heart filled with anger. Today, we look at how the heart of an adulterer is really a heart filled with lust.
Jesus makes clear that the attitudes of our heart are not hidden from a God who is holy, and He will show us, even today, if we have the humility to see it, that all the world’s problems begin with the heart.
Jesus taught that only one with greater righteousness than the scribes and Pharisees could enter the kingdom of heaven. Who then can be saved? Only through the true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, by repentance and faith.