Today’s Truth

Today’s Truth: Divorce

“You have heard the law that says, ‘A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.’ But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery,” Matthew 5:31-32 describes. These verses are very difficult to understand, especially in today’s world. Divorce is becoming more and more common. If you and your spouse do not get along, then just divorce.

Divorce was mentioned in the law because of the lawlessness of the time; the man would divorce the woman without any kind of notice, leaving her stuck in the marriage financially and spiritually. So the law permitted divorce with a written notice to free the woman. However, this was never God’s design. God created man and woman to live together in the unity of marriage and to fulfill God’s purpose. He wants husband and wife to honor him with their lives and relationship.