Well I was looking for genealogy for Elijah in the Bible & was led to other things. Divorce. Like I said before sometimes its necessary if you’re in a relationship that’s killing your spirit. This decision is not to be taken lightly. You made a promise to each other in front of/with/to God. If you have kids really examine if you can fix it. You know that they say it is much easier to get into a marriage than it is to get out of it. Its that way for a reason.
Ezra 10:10-14 NKJV
Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have transgressed and have taken pagan wives, adding to the guilt of Israel. Now therefore, make confession to the Lord God of your fathers, and do His will; separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the pagan wives.” Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, “Yes! As you have said, so we must do. But there are many people; it is the season for heavy rain, and we are not able to stand outside. Nor is this the work of one or two days, for there are many of us who have transgressed in this matter. Please, let the leaders of our entire assembly stand; and let all those in our cities who have taken pagan wives come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of their cities, until the fierce wrath of our God is turned away from us in this matter.”
I believe this is why being equally yoked is important. This is NOT about race to me. Its about the spirit or true nature of a person. Anyway, that is gonna ruffled some feathers. Racists are gonna have a field day with that verse. Let me point out that two of the translations I have say two different things. One says foreign women, the other says pagan. You’ll understand what you need. For me its about being equally yoked. Opposites don’t always attract. Same does not always match. But this made me think of the New Testament & how most of the Bible says to stay married.
Matthew 5:31-32 NKJV
“Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.
Matthew 19:1-11 NKJV
Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, that He departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there. The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?” And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ ? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.” His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” But He said to them, “All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given:
Check out verse 12:
Matthew 19:12 CEVDCUS06
Some people are unable to marry because of birth defects or because of what someone has done to their bodies. Others stay single in order to serve God better. Anyone who can accept this teaching should do so.”
This stood out to me. This is why I assume the jealous women who set me up (some of whom gave it up willingly. Some of whom were raped) & the animals who couldn’t control themselves raped me. A woman who was raped & spoke out about it would be seen as dirty. LOL. Uh uh. Not this one. The blessing in my story is that I’ve not been pregnant. Also, I’m gonna have to search for verses about cheating husbands. Hah!
*Side note: Eunuch is used in some translations for this verse. See NKJV*
Yoke = Its about spirit not race/religion. God created man in his image. ALL races. Hence the fact that same doesn’t always match.
Okay. Who did I tick off today? Who cares. It was put on my heart. This is why I’m 34 (until my birfday in a few weeks), single, never been married, & have no children. I take these decisions seriously. You should too.