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Does God Forgive Divorce?

#divorce #remarriage #adultery

Bible Verses: Matthew 19 v 1 – 13, Genesis 1 v 27, 2 v 24, Mark 10 v 7,

Deuteronomy 24 v 1 – 4,

Does God forgive if you get a divorce?

Is remarriage considered adultery?

Merriam Webster defines divorce as to legally dissolve one's marriage with; to end the marriage with (one's spouse) by divorce; to dissolve the marriage contract between, or to make or keep separate.

Marriage is a sacred thing in God's sight. For this reason, God intends marriage to be permanent.

In Genesis 2 v 24 AMP “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

You cannot separate one flesh, can you?

This question has been affecting humans for ages. But lets look at this from a different angle.

What is God's intention when it comes to marriage?

  • Marriage is a gift from God and God’s idea (Gen 2 v 18-24)

  • Marriage is an institute where God is the teacher/instructor

  • Marriage holds times of great joy (Proverb 5 v 18)

  • Commitment is essential to a successful marriage (Gen 24 v 58-60)

  • Romance is important in marriage (song 4 v 9-10)

  • Marriage creates the best environment for raising children (Mal 2 v 14-15)

  • Marriage is permanent (Matthew 19 v 6)

  • Only death should dissolve the marriage (Romans 7 v 2-3)

  • Be Faithful; Unfaithfulness breaks the bond of trust, the foundation of all relationships is trust (Matt 5 v 32)

  • Marriage is based on the principled practice of love, not on feelings (Eph 5 v 21-33)

  • Marriage is a living symbol of Christ and the Church (Eph 5 v 23-32)

  • Marriage is good and honorable (Heb 13 v 4)

A Strong Marriage Includes 3 Aspects:

1. When the man leaves his parents and, in a public act, promises himself to his wife;

2. The man and woman are joined together by taking responsibility for each other’s welfare and by loving the mate above all others.

3. The two people become one flesh in the intimacy and commitment of sexual union, which is reserved for marriage.

Marriage Displays God's Love!

God is love 1 John 4 v 7 – 21 AMP, with these focus points

  • God is love {He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature}

  • let us [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another, for love is from God

  • everyone who loves [others] is born of God and knows God [through personal experience].

  • We have come to know [by personal observation and experience], and have believed [with deep, consistent faith] the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides continually in him.

  • There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].

Here is why God Provides Us with a Spouse:

This life is a struggle that affects humans physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. So, you need someone that will support, assist, challenge, encourage, motivate you and more, while directing you in Godly ways to help you focus on God.

- Deuteronomy 32 v 30 AMP

“How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the Lord had given them up?

- Ecclesiastes 4 v 9-12 AMP

Two are better than one because they have a more satisfying return for their labor; for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and does not have another to lift him up. Again, if two lie down together, then they keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

God & Divorce:

Malachi 2 v 10 – 17 AMP focusing on a few points

  • God hates divorce (Malachi 2 v 16)