If they really believed Jesus taught “the way of God in truth,” they would not be trying to trick Jesus into saying something they could accuse Him with. They were hypocrites (v. 18).
But instead of thanking God for His mercy, the Pharisee “pats himself on the back” about what a fine fella he thought he was. He was part of that generation mentioned in Proverbs 30:12, “that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.”
Our text says the Word of God can be rendered “of none effect” (Mk. 7:13). Our sword can be dulled so it no longer “cuts” to bring conviction. Let’s examine how this can happen.
God hasn’t changed His mind about it. Since God instituted marriage in the book of Genesis, God’s Word defines what a marriage is— NOT society; NOT the Constitution; and NOT the Supreme Court.