Next I think we ought to take a look at how God created marriage (looking at Genesis 2, the passage to which Jesus points us in Matthew 19), but before we do that, I thought I’d ask an application question from what we just saw. We see in the Bible that marriage is a representation of the relationship between Christ and the church. If this is so, why, then, do you suppose that God says He hates divorce?
Another thing you do: you flood the LORD’s altar with tears. You
weep and wail because He no longer pays attention to your offerings or
accepts them with pleasure from your hands. You ask, “Why?” It is because the LORD is acting as the witness between
you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her,
though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.
Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are His. And why one? Because He was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
“I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.
What do you all think? Why does God hate divorce?