Biblical Divorce – What it was meant For


Biblical Divorce – What it was meant For

Biblical divorce and what it was meant for needs to be explained. However, I don’t have all the answers. In the beginning before God took woman from the side of Adam, He said it is not good for man to be alone or all one. So in creating marriage it was never His intention for them to ever divorce. Divorce is defined in Webster’s dictionary as a legal dissolution of a marriage, severance, to end a marriage with one’s spouse, to terminate an existing relationship or union. From the beginning God never wanted that to happen. Concerning Biblical divorce and what it was meant for, in Matthew 19:8 (Amp) Jesus said to them, “Because of the hardness (stubbornness and perversity) of your hearts Moses permitted you to dismiss and repudiate and divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been so ordained.” I personally don’t believe God ever intended us to marry and then divorce. People say very quickly that God hates divorce and I am always quick to respond that He also hates lying, cheating, stealing, murder, talking about other people and the list goes on and on. Biblical divorce was permitted because of the hardness of the men’s hearts. The men were mean and cruel to the women for the least little thing. But even at that God still didn’t want us to divorce neither did He want His daughters mistreated. He wanted them to see, respect and value the gift He had given them in the woman who was made in the image of God for them.

I remember when I was about to divorce my husband

I kept looking for biblical divorce grounds. I had the grounds according to Matthew but I didn’t have the cooperation of my conscience. I felt so guilty bringing this marriage to an end, even though he had been soooo unfaithful to me, it still didn’t feel right in my heart. It was like a tearing of the flesh and severing of an organ. It was horrible. Now let me make myself perfectly clear, I don’t advise anyone to stay in a marriage where you are being abused, that is never acceptable. If you are being threatened get to safety. Although I don’t advocate divorce I know I divorced because I was dying and had almost lost my mental capacity to think clearly. I was loosing me. However, 7 years later by the Grace and Mercy of God, He healed both of us and reconciled us first to Himself and then to one another andonly He could have done that. So rather than be labor this subject any further I admonish all of you married couples to not allow your hearts to become hardened against one another or against God. Because in reality that is where it all begins, when you don’t want to do what God says which is, “Husbands love your wives even as Christ loves the Church and gave Himself up for her. And wives be submissive to your own husbands as unto the Lord.” When we stop being kind and tender hearted toward one another divorce is a strong possibility. Biblical divorce and what it is for can be explained in one word, “Selfishness” somebody refused to yield to God and spouse and do the word. But remember, from the beginning God never wanted it to happen.  

 

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