JANUARY 23

ANYONE WHO DIVORCES HIS WIFE

Matthew 5:31-32 “It has been said, anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce. But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.”

An African man asked me, “Why do you Americans get so many divorces?  A divorce is a great shame to us.  If you take the mother of your own children to court to divorce her, it will humiliate her and shame your sons and daughters.  That is evil.”

“If the mother of our children offends us and we no longer care about her, we put her aside quietly. We set her up in another village or send her to her parents to remain the rest of her life. That is a more honorable act than publically humiliating her with a divorce.” So the man said.

 

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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