“I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, … “So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.” — Malachi 2:16

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

In a throw-away world, God wants us to know that he hates it when we throw away people. Let’s call each other to God’s standard, to God’s holiness. Let’s not let our spirits be corrupted by selfishness and resentment. Let’s not break faith with God by treating those closest to us with contempt. And in a world where people get broken by divorce, let’s go find them, include them, and bring them home to God’s family for healing.

My Prayer…

Almighty God, please make our words strong, our commitments lasting, and our lives faithful to the promises we make to you and to each other. Thank you for the great example of so many of your people who have had incredibly strong marriages. Bless me and my house with a legacy of faithfulness that lasts for generations to come. In addition, dear Father, please use me to bring home to you those who have been broken and disheartened in marriages that failed. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.

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