Malachi; Revelation 16

Malachi 2:14-16 “…Because the Lord is witness between you and the wife of your youth…You should be on guard, then, for your life, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.  For I hate divorce, says the Lord…  Something to chew on when contemplating the state of marriage today.  Many hyperventilate over so-called same-sex marriage, but the gate was opened to relativistic interpretations of marriage when divorce was made easy, and it is to the point people throw parties celebrating their divorces.  Once again I am reminded of Chesterton’s quip that a sure sign of a society in decline is disdain for the formerly good and celebration of the formerly bad.  I have had the unbelievably good fortune to be yoked to a woman for over 35 years of unflagging patience and willingness to bear with my faults who also happens to be my best friend.  We have come to a mutual understanding that this world is not our ultimate home, and our number one task is to bring each other and as many others as we can inspire to come with us to Heaven.  Everything else is not recyclable, as St. Paul would couch it if he were writing today.

GOD’S ANSWER:   Yes, I do indeed hate divorce.  I don’t hate the divorced, but I hate what it does to their lives and the pain it causes the Body.  Children hate it too: don’t be deceived by the lie that they prefer mom and dad ‘s “happiness” over their own security, peace, and happiness.

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2 Comments on “Malachi; Revelation 16”

  1. Stan Sikorski Says:

    As a therapist, I always counsel couples that “the children will always suffer, in one way or another, from the dissolution of a marriage for the rest of their lives.” And that rule has never been proven untrue.


    P.S. Albeit, there are some valid reasons for the termination of that union and most of them come under severe abuse of some kind.

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