Sorry for the delay in this post. Due to exams and whatnot, I'm doing it in Emma's place.
Our OT portion reminds us that actions have consequences. The saying "You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice" is biblical, and something we need to consider before we act. Even though there is forgiveness for sin, that forgiven almost never negates the consequences.
In our NT passage we are reminded of the sanctity of marriage. The marriage covenant is one that is entered into far too lightly in our society today. It is incredibly sad how many marriages are collapsing, even among those claiming to be believers. The consequences of choosing divorce are many, and affect so many different people. God's design for marriage truly is for our benefit, and we need to do all we can to fight for our marriages. This is also a huge reminder for me to pray for the marriages of our our friends, family, and church leadership.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 23-24; Matthew 20:1-16