My husband and I invited God into our marriage, right from the start. Steve looked for a wedding band for me with two diamonds, to represent us, with the larger diamond on the engagement ring to represent God.
Right now, I’m wearing a necklace Steve gave me for Christmas right before we married, a braid of three strands of gold. Steve told me this was to represent God, him, and me, our lives entwined together in the marriage we were beginning.
So, God was invited into our marriage, right from the start.
And God uses the language of marriage when He describes His relationship with us. Isaiah 54:5 says, “For your Maker is your husband — the Lord Almighty is his name — the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.”
I got to wondering. If you wanted out of a marriage with God, how could you do it?
Could you claim that God had abandoned you? That can never be, “because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you'” (Hebrews 13:5).
How about Cruelty? Again ludicrous. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
Of course, God cannot be accused of Adultery or a Felony.
However, in Virginia, you’d be able to get no-fault grounds. Even if your spouse does not want a divorce, if you leave them and are separated for one year, you can get a divorce.
So–do you think that would work on God? God, Who has “loved you with an everlasting love” definitely would not agree to a separation. You would have to leave on your own. After a year of staying away from Him, a Virginia court would grant you a divorce.
But would that dissolve your marriage in God’s eyes? I don’t think so.
If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself (2 Timothy 2:13).
So how can you possibly dissolve a marriage when God is one of the participants in the marriage? Legally, maybe you can do it. But morally, how can you ask God to renege on his part of the covenant? And even if you ask Him to, what makes you think He ever would?