God-Honored Marriage #817

Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery. (Luke 16:18, NKJV)

With words hard to misunderstand, Jesus upholds the exclusive and lifelong nature of marriage. God’s arrangement for marriage is one man and one woman for life, with only one exception (the cause of fornication, Matt. 19:9; Gen. 2:24). The world and many churches practice something very different concerning marriage, divorce and remarriage from what the Son of God said. They approve same-sex marriages. They approve divorce for many reasons, and remarriages which Jesus said are adultery. In another place, Jesus said, “what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matt. 19:6). If your God-approved marriage is in trouble, the answer is not divorce. The answer includes nurturing your marriage, protecting it and fighting for it against every adversary. The solution to marital trouble is found in God’s word, not at man’s courthouse. Let us honor marriage, respect it and obey God’s truth concerning it. “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Heb. 13:4).

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