Divorce & Remarriage

It amazes me how complicated some folks make the topic of divorce and remarriage. It amazes me at how some folks try to justify their own wants and desires over that of God. It amazes me how many people just don’t care at all and don’t think twice about what God says.

God’s Word is very plain in what it says about divorce. It only takes a few minutes to read what is said about it.

Matthew 5:31-32, “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 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.”

Matthew 19:3-9, “And Pharisees came up to Him and tested Him by asking, ‘Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause? He answered, ‘Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.’ They said to Him, ‘Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?’ 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.'”

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Lord and Savior said that the only reason acceptable to God for divorce is when sexual immorality has been committed. It’s not just for any reason. It’s not for when you get tired of one another and wanna move on to someone else. It’s not because you argue and can’t get along. It’s not when “the love dies.” It’s not because you think God wants you to be happy with someone else. There is only one reason: sexual immorality. We cannot justify any others means.

Do marriages have problems? Yeah. Is it always easy? No. Are there sometimes issues with arguing and fighting? Lack of desire? Lack of love? Yes, unfortunately. But God doesn’t allow us to destroy the marriage. He doesn’t allow us to split up. God commands us to fix the marriage. Renew the bond. Figure it out. Find a way. Endure. Be patient, loving, and forgiving. Satan loves divorce. God hates it.

If people would just stay married, fight for their marriages, obey God then we wouldn’t even have to talk about this subject. Only when sexual immorality arises. But even when there is sexual immorality, that doesn’t automatically mean divorce. Even it can be worked out and forgiven when possible. Divorce is an ugly word. It should not even cross our minds. If you’re thinking about divorce, then change your way of thinking. Focus on doing all you can to save your marriage. If you have divorced and are in an adulteress relationship, then listen to God and repent. There’s only one way. God’s way. God’s way works! Listen to Him. Obey Him. Great blessings will come.


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