Ripping Flesh

One of the things that I constantly encounter as a pastor is the pain of divorce. It hurts former husbands. It hurts former wives. It hurts the children of the union. Why does it hurt so badly? Certainly there are many reasons, some of which are unique to the circumstances surrounding each particular divorce. But, here’s one reason.

Regarding marriage, the Bible says, “For this reason, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). This means that when a divorce takes place, you are ripping flesh apart. Imagine someone taking hold of the skin on your forearm, and then slowly pulling it back slowly. Such is the pain of divorce. No wonder it hurts so badly.



One thought on “Ripping Flesh

  1. If people would have a better understanding of what the marriage covenant actually was, they would honor the sanctity of it and wouldn`t be so hasty to enter into it.Ephesians 5 says the mans part is to love her as Christ loved the church.And her part is to submit to him as unto the Lord.If he is submitted to Christ as Christ is submitted to the will of the Father he would be the greatest servant to her.His mission would be her submission.How often is this the case?Christ said divorce was the result of hard hearts.Not unless the man is sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and she knows it will they be equally yoked and have a functional marriage with the same destiny.

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