Divorce – Not Condoned or Accepted Among Believers

“And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. (but and if he put her away, let him remain unmarried, or be reconciled to his wife).” 
(1st Corinthians 7:10-11)

Divorce and remarriage have become the accepted practice in our country. But it is not now and has never been condoned nor accepted among believers! Neither husband nor wife is at liberty to separate from nor cast aside the other. Our marriage vows are unto God, and they are not to be taken lightly. When believers divorce, they declare to the world, “The God and gospel we preach is not sufficient to enable us to love one another more than we love ourselves, to enable us to deny our desires and flesh for the sake of our homes and our children, to consider the reproach our divorce will bring upon our church and its fellowship!”

ONE QUESTION REMAINS: If our command is “whatever you do, do all for the GLORY OF GOD” (1st Corinthians 10:31), can you cast aside your wife and children for the glory of God? or is God’s glory better served by being faithful unto death?

Henry Mahan

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