The author seeks to answer the question of why divorce is hated by God. Is it the tremendous evil it is among men, often causing unspeakable pain that sometimes seems to affect people for a life time? Or is it something of greater consequence than that?
Divorce—Why Does The Bible Testify That It Is Hated Of God?
Malachi 2:16 “I hate divorce”, says Yehovah, God of Israel
Is divorce hated by God only because of the deep emotional trauma that can and will be experienced by parents and children alike when it comes to a home?
Maybe it’s because of a child’s tears as one of its parents leave the home. Maybe it’s the child’s anxiety, questions, anger, feelings of betrayal from parents and the adult world. Or maybe it is the reality that what a child sees his parents do in his/her youth, that the child is more likely him/herself to do later in life when he/she as an adult finds him herself in disagreement with his/her spouse.
Perhaps also it could be that Yehovah knows that “the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence”. That running from life’s problems and choosing to violate Yehovah’s commandments will not bring forth the happiness and fulfillment that the marriage partner, or partners are seeking by looking elsewhere.
Oh Yes it is true that because of the greatness of Yehovah’s love He is hurt when we choose the wrong answers for He knows that pain and disappointment will certainly follow.
Yes, Yehovah knows that divorce creates exceedingly tremendous pain and loss in the lives of all involved, and although His love for mankind is beyond measuring, and the pain and loss of men hurts His heart, yet there is still a more basic reason why He hates divorce.
DIVORCE is a slanderous testimony against the Mighty Creator and His church! Unscriptural divorce is expressing a bold face lie concerning the Lord.
HOW SO? Yehovah, in is His unsurpassed wisdom and ability created the man and the woman to be a reflection of Himself and His church in the world. Marriage is meant to be a natural living picture of what He is like, and how He relates to the One who is the apple of His eye. The Christian Believer—the Church, (Gen. 1:27, Eph. 5:22-33) and how the Christian Believer—the Church, relates back to Him.
SO when the man divorces (Without proper cause, and there are very few) his wife he is living out the picture of Yehovah divorcing a Believer. This is a slanderous picture, for it is a lie. Yehovah will never leave one of his own, accept that that one has thrown their faith away!
WHEN the woman divorces her husband (Without proper cause, and there are very few) she is living out the picture of the Believer leaving the Lord. This also is a picture that must never be expressed, for when a Believer abandons their faith they condemn themselves to eternal death and judgment. This picture must never be expressed, for it is an unspeakable wickedness and loss.
(Portions of Revelation 22:12-15, New International Version) Yeshua says, “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done……Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to eat of the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murders, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
To live in a manner that expresses a slanderous testimony concerning God’s truth, is to live a lie. According to the Lord’s word (Rev. 21:8) all liars shall have their place in the Lake of Fire.
Repentance is the only answer! Let us turn to Yeshua and quit violating His laws.
An American Watchman,
Gregory A DeHart