1 Minute Daily Devotions
September 7, 2007
Marriage and Divorce
"What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." - Matthew 19:6
An understandable argument for same-sex marriage is that the high rate of divorce has done more to harm the family than same-sex marriage ever would. It's a very legitimate point that exposes obvious hypocrisy in the church today.
Jesus was once asked, "Is it ever lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" Jesus answered the question about divorce by talking about marriage, saying, "He who created them from the beginning made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh...what therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
In short, God's intention for marriage is "only between a man and a woman for life." This speaks to the need for repentance in the church when it comes to marriage commitment. Jesus upheld God's original plan for marriage, and so should we.