KEY SCRIPTURE: Malachi 2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
The rate at which marriages end in divorce is alarming. Many people have accepted it as the norm. The word of God is forever the same. Divorce is not something God’s word treats lightly.
The Lord gave quite a straight forward teaching on divorce and remarriage in Matthew 19:1-10. In the verse 10, the disciples considering the severity of Jesus statement said “His disciples say unto Him, if the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry”. What did the Lord say that caused His disciples to remark that way? In verse 9 the Lord said ” And I say unto you whosoever shall put away his wife except it be for fornication, and shall marry another committeth adultery and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commith adultery”. This goes to the men who claims their wives do not respect so they put them away ,or vice versa the woman claims the man’s financial state is not good and so she leaves to marry another person.
Jesus disciples’ understanding the consequences, said then it is not good to get married in the first place. The implication is that the christian must not start thinking about divorce in very trivial matters that does not bother on marital unfaithfulness. The Lord said, if you do so ,you have committed adultery, if you get married to another woman. My follow up question is ,when you divorce your wife for any other reason, other than fornication,but on a very trivial issues, and then you go and marry again. When would that sin of Adultery be washed away ? Has modernization changed God’s laws and standards. “If you die in your state of marriage to a new woman or new man where would your soul go”. Remember what the disciples deduced from Jesus teaching,”His disciples say unto Him, if the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry”.
Dear child of God, divorce is not an option for you ,if the problem bothers on very trivial matters. Be careful you don’t loose your eternal salvation because of this.
God hates divorce. I would not consider it in my handling of issues in my marriage. Marital difference must definitely be sorted out, but not by divorce.
Matthew 5:32 ” But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery”.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 “And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife”.