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Chris's Proverbs Chapter 5 comment on 2/27/2021, 12:10am...

1 Corinthians 10:7-15: "And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife."

"But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace."

This passage of Scripture gives one of the best accounts in a difficult marriage. However, the first part of that passage speaks of a wife who for some reason, wants to separate or divorce; she should remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband.

The rest of the passage speaks of a non-Christian & Christian spouse, that they should remain together if they're happy to do so (I think this assumes that some issue has arisen prompting the departure of one); but for whatever it takes, they should try to sort it out & remain together. But if one does separate or divorces, then that is allowed, as they should no longer be under "bondage". Some would take this word to mean that they are free to remarry after divorce, though, given the Scripture that "the twain shall be one flesh" (Mark 10:8), I take it to mean that both will need to remain unmarried.

And in the case of a spouse committing adultery, he/she would need to get right before God & with the other spouse. But if the other spouse finds no more favor in him/her, then divorce seems appropriate, but again both remaining unmarried until one of them passes away.


Freddie's Proverbs Chapter 5 comment on 2/26/2021, 10:20pm...

Can you divorce a person for committing adultery according to the Bible


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