Tuesday, July 9, 2024


 1 Timothy 6:1

King James Version

6 Let as many servants as are under the yoke 

count their own masters worthy of all honour, 

that the name of God and his doctrine 

be not blasphemed.

Are you divorced?

Or planning to do so?

Why would you want to?

If you are, what made you get divorced?

Does GOD recognize divorce?

What does the Bible say about divorce?

In a world gone haywire, it's important we turn to GOD's WORD.

What does JESUS say about divorce?

Matthew 5:31-32

King James Version

31 It hath been said, 

Whosoever shall put away his wife, 

let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, 

That whosoever shall put away his wife, 

saving for the cause of fornication, 

causeth her to commit adultery: 

and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced 

committeth adultery.

Matthew 19:3-6

King James Version

3 The Pharisees also came unto him, 

tempting him, and saying unto him, 

Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife 

for every cause?

4 And he answered and said unto them, 

Have ye not read, 

that he which made them at the beginning 

made them male and female,

5 And said, 

For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, 

and shall cleave to his wife: 

and they twain shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. 

What therefore God hath joined together, 

let not man put asunder.

Matthew 19:7-8

King James Version

7 They say unto him, 

Why did Moses then command 

to give a writing of divorcement, 

and to put her away?

8 He saith unto them, 

Moses because of the hardness of your hearts 

suffered you to put away your wives: 

but from the beginning it was not so.

To clarify, this is Moses' "writing of divorcement" JESUS was referring to from the Old Testament:

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

King James Version

24 When a man hath taken a wife, 

and married her, 

and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, 

because he hath found some uncleanness in her: 

then let him write her a bill of divorcement, 

and give it in her hand, 

and send her out of his house.

2 And when she is departed out of his house, 

she may go and be another man's wife.

3 And if the latter husband hate her, 

and write her a bill of divorcement, 

and giveth it in her hand, 

and sendeth her out of his house; 

or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;

4 Her former husband, which sent her away, 

may not take her again to be his wife, 

after that she is defiled; 

for that is abomination before the Lord: 

and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, 

which the Lord thy God giveth thee 

for an inheritance.

JESUS gave another command:

Matthew 19:9-11

King James Version

9 And I say unto you, 

Whosoever shall put away his wife, 

except it be for fornication, 

and shall marry another, 

committeth adultery: 

and whoso marrieth her which is put away 

doth commit adultery.

10 His disciples say unto him, 

If the case of the man be so with his wife, 

it is not good to marry.

11 But he said unto them, 

All men cannot receive this saying, 

save they to whom it is given.

Here are more supporting laws given by apostle Paul:

Romans 7:2-3

King James Version

2 For the woman which hath an husband 

is bound by the law to her husband 

so long as he liveth; 

but if the husband be dead, 

she is loosed from the law of her husband.

3 So then if, while her husband liveth, 

she be married to another man, 

she shall be called an adulteress: 

but if her husband be dead, 

she is free from that law; 

so that she is no adulteress, 

though she be married to another man.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11

King James Version

10 And unto the married I command, 

yet not I, but the Lord, 

Let not the wife depart from her husband:

11 But and if she depart, 

let her remain unmarried 

or be reconciled to her husband: 

and let not the husband put away his wife.

1 Corinthians 7:12-17

King James Version

12 But to the rest speak I, 

not the Lord: 

If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, 

and she be pleased to dwell with him, 

let him not put her away.

13 And the woman which hath an husband 

that believeth not, 

and if he be pleased to dwell with her, 

let her not leave him.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, 

and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: 

else were your children unclean; 

but now are they holy.

15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. 

A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: 

but God hath called us to peace.

16 For what knowest thou, O wife, 

whether thou shalt save thy husband? 

or how knowest thou, O man, 

whether thou shalt save thy wife?

17 But as God hath distributed to every man, 

as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. 

And so ordain I in all churches.

Hebrews 13:4

King James Version

4 Marriage is honourable in all, 

and the bed undefiled: 

but whoremongers and adulterers 

God will judge.

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