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 Lord says He hates divorce. Why would God hate anything? There are very grave consequences that should make us also dislike divorce.
.1 DIVORCE, AN ACT OF TREACHERY
In our key scripture the Lord describes divorce as an act of treachery or violence. Some men because of their privileged positions, that is financially better than the wives, mistreat them and send them parking away at very trivial issues. These women are often left devastated. Every divorce is like separating two papers that have been glued together. You can never have a complete separation of them. Pieces of the one would be left in the other. Divorce never leaves anyone in his original state,
- DIVORCE DESTROYS GOD’S AIM OF HAVING GODLY CHILDREN.
Malachi 2:15 reads “And did not he make one, yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one, that he might seek a godly seed”: God says he brought his children together, that they may raise godly seed. Divorce destroys God’s vision from coming to pass in the life of the children. Our world is filled with a lot of hurting people. The abundance of violence, sexual perversions and so much confusion in our world come from broken homes. On listening to reports of the police, in every ten armed robbers arrested, seven of them come from broken homes.
3. DIVORCE IS A VIOLATION OF THE COVENANT MADE BEFORE GOD.
The scripture says, what God has joined together, let no man put a sunder(Matt 19:6). Divorce breaks what God has joined together.
4. DIVORCE MAY BRING PEOPLE UNDER AN UNBREAKABLE CURSE. The scripture says “And I say unto you whosoever shall put away his wife except it be for fornication and shall marry another committeth adultery, and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery (Matt 19:9. If you remarry after a divorce not on the grounds of fornication you are committing adultery. Remember sin is a reproach unto any people. (Proverbs 13:34) This sin becomes a curse because nothing takes it away from you, until you break that marriage and go back to your first wife. The man who marries a divorced woman according to the scripture also commits adultery.
Divorce is a satanic weapon against God and men, don’t entertain it in your mind. It makes you an enemy of God.
God says He hates divorce and to be on the safer side, I also hate divorce, I will not entertain it. I refuse it. In the name of Jesus, the trap of divorce shall never take a hold over me.
Matthew 19:6, “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Malachi 2:14 “” Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant”.