So, it has been a while since the divorce and you are anxious for some female companionship.
Unfortunately, the divorce rate in the church is comparable to that of the culture at large.
Many Christians see nothing wrong with divorce, at least in their own particular situation.
But the Bible clearly addresses marriage and divorce. God made the first man, Adam, but declared that it was not good for Adam to be alone. He blessed them and their union and gave them the earth to rule over.
He then brought to Adam all the animals, which Adam named, but "no companion suitable for him" was found (Genesis , NLT). (See Genesis -28.) The creation of marriage occurred prior to sin's entrance into the world. Through the prophets, God emphasized three principles: Jesus underscored the importance and sacredness of lifelong marriage in His own teachings.
(See Matthew 19:6.) The apostle Paul further taught that the marital relationship is to be an ongoing demonstration of the sacrificial love that Christ showed His church.
(See Ephesians -33.) Let's look at this issue more closely. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. Jesus Christ reiterated the importance and permanence of marriage.
Specifically, what does the Bible tell us about divorce? Matthew 19:3-6 (NIV) says, "Some Pharisees came to Him to test Him.
Malachi -16 gives us a clear look into God's heart for marriage: Another thing you do: You flood the Lord's altar with tears. They asked, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?
You weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. " It is because the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. '" "Haven't you read," He replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh"? Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Because, as an attorney, I've represented many people going through divorce, I understand why God says, "I hate [it]! (In Colorado, for example, if one spouse files for divorce, the other cannot stop it from occurring.) Nonetheless, it's important that we in the Body of Christ encourage those in troubled marriages to seek counseling and restoration – because most divorces are neither necessary nor unavoidable.