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Saturday, August 11 Whoever divorces his wife, except on the grounds of sexual immorality, and marries another commits adultery.​—Matt. 19:9.


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Saturday, August 11

Whoever divorces his wife, except on the grounds of sexual immorality, and marries another commits adultery.—Matt. 19:9.

 

A legal divorce not based on sexual immorality would not free one to remarry. Of course, a person might choose to forgive an adulterous but repentant mate, even as the prophet Hosea apparently forgave his immoral wife, Gomer. Similarly, Jehovah extended mercy to repentant Israel after that nation’s spiritual adultery. (Hos. 3:1-5) It might be added that if a person knows that his or her mate committed adultery and chooses to resume sexual relations with the guilty mate, such an action constitutes forgiveness and removes a Scriptural basis for divorce. After saying the words of today’s text, Jesus spoke of “those who have the gift” of living a single life. He added: “Let the one who can make room for it make room for it.” (Matt. 19:10-12) Many have chosen to remain single in order to serve Jehovah with an undivided mind. For doing so, they are to be commended. w16.08 1:15, 16

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One tough pill is a ":brother " who acts like a worldy evil person(not going into details) and secularly divorces his wife and then never gives his wife immoral grounds for not being "bound".so she can remarry....  Sure Jehovah will not treat such person well....

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7 hours ago, vern said:

One tough pill is a ":brother " who acts like a worldy evil person(not going into details) and secularly divorces his wife and then never gives his wife immoral grounds for not being "bound".so she can remarry....  Sure Jehovah will not treat such person well....

I've considered that. The innocent spouse is left stuck in a situation they didn't ask for. I also know of at least on sister who did that to her husband without even grounds for separation.

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