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February 13, 2018, 9:26 AM

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Feb 13, 2018

Matthew 5:31-32 (KJV)
31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Sometimes the scripture teaches some things that are not politically correct. Divorce is one of those things. To be honest, I really didn’t want to bring this up here but the truth is the truth.  While divorce is very prevalent in our society, even in the household of faith, it should be avoided by all. It leaves in its wake hurt and loss and victims.

There are consequences to all actions. Sometimes our decisions affect others as much as they do us. Sometimes they only affect us. I heard once that the number one reason for divorce is marriage! While we might chuckle at this, I can’t help but feel that a lack of understanding of marriage and the vows, leave open the door to divorce. I have turned down an opportunity to perform a wedding because in talking with the couple they held that ace up their sleeve, that if it doesn’t work out we can always get a divorce. There was an interview with a couple celebrating their 70 year anniversary. They were asked, “How they stayed married that long”. They replied, “ that they grew up in an age that when things were broke they didn’t throw it away, they fixed it”. Now I know that there are those who will read this and give their reason for divorce. I am not judging here. Just that Gods’ a plan for marriage is one man and one woman for life.

I was once in a very friendly discussion on divorce. The argument was that marriage is a cultural thing and that in different cultures divorce is ok. That culture changes as we mature. My answer is that, yes, cultures change usually by a decaying morality not because of maturity. They responded again that morality is not absolute, that it changes with time. I was not as friendly as before, my response was morality must be absolute or else the foundation of our society is fluid and not firm.  

Marriage is one of the finest illustrations of our relationship with Christ. Thank you Jesus, you won’t give us a letter of divorcement. We are blessed.

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