Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Till death do us part?

One can divorce his or her spouse for any reason. One can not however remarry except the divorce was based on infidelity. Anyone that marries a divorcee (who did not divorce his/her previous spouse due to infidelity) commits sexual immorality. So where is the place of lack of love, irreconcilable differences and domestic abuse in divorce? Could it be better to make things work than to separate and live a celibate life or live a life of sexual immorality? What is the fate of one who married a divorcee? Answers, anyone?

Malachi 2:16 “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be unfaithful"
Matthew 19:8-9 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed 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.”

Romans 7:2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.
1Corinthians 7:39 A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
Matthew 5:32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Mark 10:11-12 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Luke 16:18 “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.
1Corinthians 7:10-13 To the married I give this charge(not I, but the Lord): the wife should not seperate from the husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.

Jesus clearly allows for divorce under certain conditions but it is always important to recognise that divorce was never the intention for His people.  Maybe you are reading today and considering a divorce, I would encourage to seek wise counsel. There could be hope of reconciliation for you and your marriage.  Divorce affects both spouses, children that may be involved, and even both families that are involved.  May you find healing for your marriage as you seek the will of God for your life. And may the rest of us (married or unmarried) not have cause to think divorce. Amen!

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8 comments:

Glam up! said...

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Anuoluwapo said...

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Anonymous said...

We are allowed to divorce except for marital infidilety(extra marital affair),and whoever marries a person who commited marital infidelity also commits adultery-Mathew 5.32

Anuoluwapo said...

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Anonymous said...

Good 1 dearie.

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Anuoluwapo said...

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