Matthew 19

Matthew 19:1-30


OVERVIEWJesus teaches on marriage and divorce and invites a wealthy, young man to follow him.

BIG IDEAWith God, all things are possible.

KEY VERSEMatthew 19:6 (Jesus to Pharisees)
Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.

Don’t look for ways to get out of your commitments. I’ve got a new plan for you. Rely on me to help you keep them. The responsibilities I have entrusted you with are right for you and others. I know what I am doing, so don’t give up when things get complicated. Don’t give up because you think life would be better without responsibility. Don’t give up at all.

There’s no reason to do anything on your own or in your power. Stop striving and submit to me in everything. Allow me to live and work through you. I am and have always been all that you need. Anytime you turn to a person or an activity to fulfill what you think you need, you have lost sight of reality. Invite me to lead you today—in everything. Follow me today—in everything. I have plans for you, and I will help you accomplish them.

If you are married, think of three things you love about your spouse and share them with your spouse right away. If you are single, think of a relationship you are thankful for and let that person know how much you appreciate them.