Week 5.1 Divorce
1. Bible Reading: Matthew 5:31-32
Under what circumstance is it permissible to go through divorce?
Jesus said that divorce is not permissible except for unfaithfulness. This does not mean that divorce should automatically occur when a spouse commits adultery. The word translated “unfaithful” implies a sexually immoral life-style, not a confessed and repented act of adultery. Those who discover that their partner has been unfaithful should first make every effort to forgive, reconcile, and restore their relationship. We are always to look for reasons to restore the marriage relationship rather than for excuses to leave it.
- NLT Life Application Study Bible
(If you are married): What discussions have you had with your spouse about preventing divorce?
(If you are not married): Before you commit to your partner/future partner, what resources can you use to build the right mindset about marriage and divorce?
Father, thank you for the blessings that marriage brings to our lives and our society. Please protect our marriage and others from the evil one.
6. Verse of the Week:
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.