In our text today the Pharisees endeavor to entrap Jesus once again. Taking advantage of the political, theological, and personal context in which Jesus ministered, the Pharisees ask Jesus about the matter of divorce. As we consider the context in which Jesus ministered and the way in which the Pharisees were attempting to take advantage of it, we can learn much about our own need for ears to hear. For the reason that we do not hear and do not respond rightly to the Word of God is because our prejudices and passions blind us to our own folly. It is this folly that Jesus has been unmasking in the lives of the disciples and that continues to be addressed in this first sermon on divorce and remarriage.