It’s disturbing how when you mention divorce, all these rules and relatable Bible verses come out, directed at divorced people. We usually say theses things to the ones who didn’t want the divorce in the first place, but were faced with no other options.
“Marriage is for life, in God’s eyes!”
“God expects her to wait for her husband’s return.”
“You can never remarry, that’s adultery.”
They’re basically saying, “The Bible says,” you were abused and mistreated in your marriage, but that was your cross to bear – the “worst” you signed up for. And now that you’re out and safe, you must spend the rest of your life alone, penalized for your husband’s choices. Do you really think Jesus would say that to a woman?
My own inquiry (using Biblical hermeneutics) has taught me to see God’s Word differently. That’s why contextual study is vital to understanding, not allowing biases, or outside debates to color our interpretation of the Scriptures. After divorce is the perfect time to focus on connecting with God, digging deep into His Word, understanding the Scriptures, and learning what He would like you to know about His story, and divorce.
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