Jesus reveals that due to the hardness of the human heart Moses had permitted divorce, however it was never God’s original plan for mankind for divorce to exist. Then referring to the book of Genesis, Jesus quoted scripture saying,
God ‘made them male and female.’[a] 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] 8 and the two will become one flesh.
And then he makes a huge, bold statement when he says,
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Clearly here Jesus is saying that marriage is an institution created by God, and that divorce has been permitted because sin has entered the world. But God’s plan and intent for marriage is for it to be a permanent covenant on earth between a man and a woman.
So this begs the question:
Why is Jesus so strong on the importance of marriage?