Ecclesiastes 4:12…And a 3 fold cord is not quickly broken.

The book of Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament. It is a corrective book. God doesn’t mince any words and is very direct in it. Let’s look at a portion of it that speaks about marriage.

Malachi 2:15 (NKJV) But did He not make [them] one, Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. “For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.”

Notice that God hates divorce. Some have interpreted that as God hates divorced people. That’s not what he says. He hates divorce because divorce is so destructive to people and God loves people. Maybe you’ve been through a divorce. If you have Jesus wants to help and heal you. But the point is that we must work to have a good marriage because of the effect it will have on our children.


Think about what your children are observing as they watch your marriage. Ask some questions? Are we setting a good example? Are we disagreeing too much in front of the children? Some disagreements you have with each other are best handled in private. The way you are doing marriage is setting a standard for them, both positive and negative. Are you establishing a good one?


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