Why God did allow divorce?

Intermarrying with pagan nations often lead to the downfall of God’s people. Some may question why God would require families to separate, but even Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, was lured away from God by his many wives to worship worthless idols (see 1 Kings 11:1–8 and Neh.13:26 for details). God wants His people to be faithful to Him and not be enticed to commit spiritual adultery. James 4:4 warns us, “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Ezra 10:10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have transgressed and have taken pagan wives, adding to the guilt of Israel.

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3 Responses to Why God did allow divorce?

  1. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Thank you.

  2. Donald Jennings says:

    Ray,

    I am a big fan of yours especially since I first heard your “Hells Best Kept Secret” years ago.

    However your ‘Daily Evidence’ on ‘Why Did God Allow Divorce’ leaves one thinking that if one is married to a non believer they should divorce them. That may not have been your intent but that is how it can come across.

    Especially since the new testament is quite clear that first: divorce is never the solution for a believer and second: believers are to remain where they are at if they find themselves in that situation and work it out there and even use it for God’s glory.

    In Matthew 19 Jesus tells us God gave us divorce only because of the hardness of our heart and Jesus goes on tells us divorce was never to be an solution for a believer.

    Mt 19:7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” 8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the HARDNESS OF YOUR HEARTS, permitted you to divorce your wives, BUT FROM THE BEGINNING IT WAS NOT SO.

    1 Corinthians 7 tells us divorce is never an solution for the believer.

    1Co 7:10-16 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

    Ephesians 5 also tells us a believer’s marriage is a permanent unbreakable blood covenant.

    Eph 5:25 -26 Husbands, love your wives, JUST AS CHRIST ALSO LOVED THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR HER, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

    Thanks for letting me share these thoughts

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