Ten Scripture Passages You Should Consider Before Divorcing! Part 2

Let us go back to the verse we looked at in part one. If you haven’t read part one be sure to read it before you read this. You can find it under the same heading from the expert author link at the bottom of this article.

The seventh verse 1 John 3:10 10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.

What is righteousness?

Would it not be doing what is right in the sight of God?

Can we really say to God that we have permission to divorce and it is the right thing for us to do before Him, when He clearly states in Malachi 2:16 that He hates divorce?

Is doing something God hates, righteousness?

John states that a person that does not love his brother is not of God also.

Are you of God?

Do you love this person you are about to divorce?

Let us look at what love is, by using the text book of life. The Amplified Bible has a good rendering.

The eighth verse is 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Amplified Bible) 4Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. 5It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. 6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. 7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. 8Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([a]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

Considering the verse above can you now answer me this.

Do you love this person that you once married? If you say you do, then this verse says you cannot give up. For verse 7 says Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Of course you cannot endure in your own strength, you have to repent of all your ill feeling and ask for God’s strength, but the love of God will let you endure all things. If you say you don’t love your spouse anymore, then how can you say that you are a child of God?

You see, the scriptures have you in a bind. To obey is really better than sacrifice. Divorce essentially is not the best way simply because you are saying to God that He is not good enough to heal your marriage and you can’t love like this verse says as a Christian that you can. Divorce is following the ways of men, taking counsel from men and Sober living near you following the ways of the world. Divorce is loving the world and its customs. Yeah it’s the most popular option today among Christians, it’s not what God desires, it’s not a good witness to the world, but divorce is so popular today that even pastors counsel for a couple to go ahead, and then will re-marry a person who divorced.

You know why in the western world in the past thirty years we have come up with no fault divorces instead of only divorce on grounds of proven adultery? It’s because the world as evil as it is wants to be able to be married to their new spouse. And if their former spouse that they left had not committed adultery they could not re-marry. The world has said to God through the changing of the Mosaic Law, we do not accept God or Jesus giving us the rules for divorce, so from this day on we are going to be able to divorce for any reason we like. They call this, “No fault divorce.” Yet the funny thing is, if you ask any person divorcing their spouse under this new scheme of men, you will find they can point to many faults in their former spouse.

If you divorce under any grounds other then sexual immorality your divorce is NOT even recognised by God. And this means that the next marriage is not even a marriage but simply adultery.

Now you may be saying.” All of this is too hard! We live under grace now.” Well yes we live under grace now, and you were given grace so that you could obey God and have the power to obey God. Living under grace is essentially walking in the Spirit and loving your fellow man, and divorcing is not showing grace it is simply giving up and doing things man’s ways. God says quite clearly that following the ways of the world and loving the way the world does things puts you in a dangerous position with Him.

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