The Problem of Throw Away Marriages
The subject, the problem of divorce. The title of the message, The problem of throwaway marriages. Malachi chapter 2 verse 11. Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath the daughter of a strange god. The Lord will cut off the man which doeth this, the master and the scholar out of the tabernacles of Jacob. And he that offering, that offereth an offering unto the lord of Hosts. And this have ye done again, covering the altar with tears and weeping and crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering anymore, nor receiveth it with goodwill at your hand. Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth against whom thou hast dealt treacherously, yet is she thy companion and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore, take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the Lord, the God of Israel saith that he hateth putting away. Now, the word putting away here means divorce. For one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, take heed to your spirit that ye deal not treacherously. Now, this series of messages in is entitled God's Word for the end of an age. Malachi lived at the end of his age. We live at the end of our age. Many of the problems that Malachi faced we face. And one of the problems that Malachi faced was the problem of divorce. And men dealing treacherously with their wives. And he says, Let none deal treacherously. God says, I hate putting away. Divorce has become an epidemic in this day and age in which we live. It has become a day, a tame of throwaway marriages Now, when people get married they're looking for an ideal. And after aw ...
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