Why does God hate divorce?
I believe this is true because marriage is meant to be a picture of the Trinity.
Holy everlasting communion:
A man and a woman in loving relationship with their Creator.
That is what God ordained in the Garden.
It was the “intent” of the relationship:
Holy everlasting communion.
Genesis 3 occurred.
And now we must deal with a fallen world, living as fallen people. I’m fallen. And so are you. And in our fallenness we hurt one another. It’s inevitable because we are sinners. And as sinners joined together in communion, we will sin against one another.
I believe marriage was intended to show the beauty of perfect communion. Just as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one, we — man, woman, and God — are to be one. This was the picture in Genesis 2.
But, we’ve never lived in Genesis 2.
This is our fallen reality.
We live on the other side of the curse and with sin, which inhabits us.
I’m living on the other side of having sinned horribly against my husband.
And he has come to realize he has sinned against me.
We’ve experienced death in our marriage.
God is greater than our sin.
He is able to bring about resurrection.
He is able to restore.
All marriages do not have this same possibility. Sin destroys. And without both partners in surrender to God, unconfessed sin will do it’s work. Contempt will arise and the marriage will fall to ruin.
God is about bringing life from death.
Jesus arose from the grave and walked among his friends again.
He restored relationships broken from betrayal.
He can do the same for us.
We’re in need of Resurrection…