Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?
No. Because in the beginning God created one man and woman made for each other. One mind and two flesh. What God bind let no man set apart.
Divorce in King James version means to put away.
Because of divorce law many children became half orphan.
In marriage the word united means shall cleave - to glue. Just like as you glue the paper when you set it apart after gluing what will happen? The two papers will be ruin.
Jesus focuses in marriage than divorce and pointed out reasons to stay in marriage:
1. At the beginning God created one male and female
2. Man should cleave to his wife
3. No longer two but one, a husband must not divorce his wife.
4. Therefore, what God has joined together let no man shall separate.
Moses allowed divorce because the people heart were hard. But the intention of God was to make marriage permanent and to protect women.
Anyone who will divorces his wife except for fornication and marries another will commit adultery.
1 Corinthians 7:39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:24-25 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them. Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.
1 Corinthians 7:32-33 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife—
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Virma and I started to read devotional book to our baby Eunice Faith. And this is one of the verses that we had read to her (1 The 5:18). Although this is a profound verse, yet one thing I've learn in baby Eunice's devotion and that is to give thanks whatever happens. Whether good or bad experience, having money or no money, and in whatever circumstances that we are in now WE SHOULD GIVE THANKS! For that is the will of God for us!