Divorce, Children, Rich
The Pharisees asked Jesus to trick Him. Can a man divorce his wife?
Jesus said, God made woman and man, and joins them together for life.
But Moses gave us a law. For divorce he made a way.
Because of your sin he gave that law. That doesn't make it OK.
The disciples said, if that's the case, it's best we do not wed.
Jesus replied, not all men can, but the rest, heed what I said.
Then people began to bring their children that Jesus might pray for them.
The disciples tried to stop these folks. They thought this was bothering him.
But Jesus said, forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.
As he was leaving a young man met him in the pathway where he trod.
What work must I do for eternal life? This was going to be tough.
Jesus showed him that all he could ever do, would never be enough.
Christ recited six of the ten commandments. He said I've kept these diligently.
Then sell what you have, and give to the poor. Lift your cross and follow me.
The young man sadly turned away. His bank balance was very high.
It's harder for a rich man to pass into the kingdom, than a camel through a needle's eye.
The disciples were amazed and asked, goodness Lord, who possibly can go in?
With men this is impossible. Only God can save from sin.
Then Peter said Lord we've forsaken all. Will we have eternal homes?
Jesus said yes, you will reign with me as you sit upon twelve thrones.