Questions for Thu, Jan 16th  (Matt 19)

Matt 19

1.) What question did the Pharisees ask Jesus?

Is it lawful to have a divorce for any reason?

2.) Why DID Moses allow divorce for any reasons?

He didn't COMMAND as the Pharisees said. He PERMITTED because of their stubborness. Perhaps they were so stubborn that God was protecting the women from being murdered by their husbands instead by permitting the certificate?

3.) What did Jesus say is the only scriptural reason for divorce that would allow you to remarry?


4.) Did the disciples think this was reasonable?

No, they thought it better not to marry

5.) Jesus said the kingdom belongs to such as who?

Little children

6.) A man came and asked what important question?

What must I do to be saved?

7.) Was Jesus implying that he wasn't good?

No, as always He was humbling himself before his Father. Since He is from the father, He is also good and he could have been making the point that the man calling Him good was indeed acknowledging his divinity.

8.) Which of the ten commandments did Jesus list?

Five through nine (from Exo. 20:12-16 and also Lev. 19:18

9.) What was the young man's weak point?

His physical wealth.

10.) Is it possible for a camel to go through the eye of a needle?

Yes, atom by atom.

11.) What has to happen to a camel to go through the eye of a needle?

It must show a great deal of self-sacrifice and it would need a lot of help from Someone else. There are a lot of explanations about the eye of the needle being a small gate and also the Greek for camel actually meaning cable, but it seems that Jesus is simply using hyperbole here as he did often. (plank in one's eye (Matthew 7:3-5) and swallowing a camel (Matthew 23:24). He is simply saying that love for the physical things of this world make it virtually impossible for some to obtain the spiritual riches.

12.) What is the reward for those who have sacrificed the most during their stay on Earth?

100 times more and eternal life