I don’t know of any preacher who approaches this text with joy.
Where is the good news in such harsh words about marriage and divorce? It might be tempting to give a rousing endorsement of the importance of marriage and a stable family home for children, but that is a superficial reading and I am not content with that. The stakes are high. I know that even before I rise to preach, the words of the Gospel are ringing in people’s ears and many are feeling guilt, sorrow, or desperation. Continue reading