What About Divorce?



The prophet Malachi prophesied against modern societies that would exist shortly before the return of Jesus Christ. Speaking through him, God expressed his view of the modern miscarriage of marriage.

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"'For I hate divorce!' says the Lord, the God of Israel. 'To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,' says the Lord of Heaven's Armies" (Malachi:2:16; New Living Translation). Today, if a marriage relationship doesn't remain exciting, the normal course of action is to divorce and remarry. But this is not God's desire and design!

In Scripture we see that Moses permitted a bill of divorce because of constant sinfulness and selfishness. But Jesus Christ addressed this problem further:

"The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?' And He answered and said to them, 'Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?" So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.'

"They said to Him, 'Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?' He said to them, 'Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.' And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery" (Matthew:19:3-9).

Divorce cuts to the heart of God's design of people being at one. God is all about oneness of mind and heart, most importantly with Him. Notice Jesus' final prayer to God the Father immediately before His crucifixion: "That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me" (John:17:21). God is for intimate relationships, not the severing of relationships.

 

[Read the article: The Ultimate Purpose of Marriage ]


macnana

macnana's picture

Some even marry and still have another outside their marriage. they just not matter what the bible say about adultery. Oh this world is indeed ruled by the devil




Dave999

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I am divorced. My wife was an unbeliever and decided she wanted a divorce. I gave her what she wanted without argument. I spent the next 5 years getting over it. Was the hardest thing I had ever done but now I am fine just as if I'd never been married. I am sitill single and happy that way but I would remarry if the right woman came along. I have no issue with that. We have a God of second chances who has wiped out our past. Sadly it is human beings who keep bringing them back to the present. Agape



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