Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

October 11, 2020

Kale Booher

What does the Bible say about divorce? Jesus was once asked that question, and his answer was both wonderful and challenging. He gave his listeners, and gives us, a better and deeper vision of marriage itself.




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31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 5:31-32

3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”

Matthew 19:3

The Pharisees asked about reasons for divorce, and Jesus talks about the nature of marriage.

4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 7 They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” 8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

Matthew 19:4-8

9 And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” 10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11 But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

Matthew 19:9-12

1) Singleness— whether lifelong or a season —is not curse, but a gift.
2) Divorce is (almost) never the way forward.
3) Jesus gives us a deeper, harder, better vision of marriage.
4) No matter where you are, Jesus can meet you there.