A Bible Devotion


Monday, August 08, 2016

Divorce

MALACHI 2:16 NIV 16 "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

God hates divorce because He loves people. Keep that in focus. Divorce hurts people, so God is against it. But God is NOT against the person who is divorced.

Many reading this have been divorced, and would agree that divorce is no fun for anyone. It is devastating, ranking right up with the death of a spouse or a child in causing stress.

Divorce does not usually solve problems, but creates more problems. Whatever is causing conflict and trouble will almost surely still be there after a divorce.

If you are thinking about getting a divorce -- don't.

(Of course, if your life is in danger, you should protect yourself.)

With God's love and faith, anything can be faced and overcome. God, who raises the dead, can also resurrect your marriage and give you love for each other.

If you have been divorced, God is not mad at you. He still loves you. (Remember, the reason God is against divorce is that He loves you and wants to spare you the pain and suffering.)

Divorce is NOT the unforgivable sin. And remember, when God forgives He forgets. While it is true that you may continue to suffer effects of a divorce in this natural realm, as far as God is concerned, it can be forgiven and forgotten.

SAY THIS: God hates divorce because He loves people, including me.


 

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