Jesus was once asked about the grounds for divorce (Matthew 19:3-9).
God made it clear that those whom He joined together in marriage, man should not separate.Our Lord's questioners responded by asking why Moses commanded that one give his wife a bill or certificate of divorce.I knew it was unfair: many people’s marriages end against their will, and through no fault of their own.But I couldn’t shake the feeling that they’d already proved they had no staying power." This seems to be the same attitude we see in our own day.
Jesus responded that the divorce should be governed by God's original intent for marriage, and not by the culture of the day.
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As strict as the Pharisees were, they believed that divorce was permissible.
The question they had for Jesus was, "Could one divorce for any and every reason?
Mercy in that He withholds from us the punishment that we rightly deserve.