Is It Lawful For A Man Or Woman To Divorce His Wife Or Husband For Any Reason? My Answer is No! You may want to argue that. Let me explain to you why i say so!
Generally speaking,many Christians,believers,theologians,scholars,apologetics have went on to say that God allows divorce in this generation but thanks not true.I assure you, this is not so!
Let God be true and every other man a liar.It’s the devil that came to steal,kill and destroy~John 10:10
It is indeed a sad state of affairs when a believer conceives in his heart the great deception that God has fallen short of His own institution (Marriage).
Personally i like to define marriage as a divine responsibility or institution from God to enlarge His Kingdom.That means you owe God an account from the day you get into that institution.
Marriage is not for ordinary men! When you purpose to get hold of it, get hold of it up to the end! For we become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end-Hebrews 3:14.
Your word ought to be sure and your commitment trustworthy. Your “Yes” should mean “YES” and “NO” should mean “NO”.If your words are not true, you will also begin to doubt the word of God, because deception is in your heart.
When the Pharisees asked Jesus on this issue of divorce in Matthew 19:3-6, His response was very clear “what God has joined together, let not man separate “. Every believer should understand that divine purpose supersedes human will.
But He also acknowledged that because of the depravity of the hardness of the human heart based on Moses , the marriage bond might be severed under certain circumstances. What are those circumstances? That requires us to turn to the “exception clause” of Matthew 19:8-9.
Please also remember that He said in that scripture that it was not God’s will from the beginning to allow divorce which means divorce is a personal decision, not a divine mandate.
If you have a spouse guilty of the kinds of things just described in Matthew 19:8-9, you’re not commanded to walk away from that person because it is deception to assume that someone reduces value in the eyes of God when he or she has done something bad. That kind of thinking dishonors the blood of Christ and the price paid at calvary. The goal in such marital relationships is reconciliation—always. Paul wrote in Galatians 6:1: “If anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness.”
A husband and wife who is perfected in the love of God keeps his or her word and knows that sin doesn’t define his or her partner.The Lord God is ever present in time of need-[Psalms 46:1].Look up to Him, ignore the alternatives.
The other issue i want to point out is that the people Jesus just like Moses was trying to deal with were under the old covenant(Testament) because Jesus was not yet crucified and resurrected and Moses permitted them to divorce because of the hardness of their hearts.
Moses is a spiritual representation of the ministry of the law. When you operate your marriage under the law, you will feel overly burdened and all other areas of ministry will feel heavy and you suddenly give up.
In the new covenant, no man has the right to cast stones at another man regardless of how fallen that other man is; no man has the right to use the law as the weapon to disqualify another man.
When you embrace the new covenant;the yoke and burden of Christ which is light and graceful because it is not you at work but God is at work in you to will and to do according to His good pleasure~Philippians 2:13,your marriage will be easy.
Regardless how many stakes the devil puts on the table to divorce your partner, determine to keep your eyes on the prize of the high calling that is in Christ.
If you’re in the midst of a divorce and you believe your marriage is hanging in the balance, please consider the hard work of reconciliation before you make the kneejerk reaction.
Step out in faith and fix your marriage and speak vitality upon it!
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Bwaagu Faison Joshua
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