Must I Divorce My Remarriage ? Answer; No. Some comments say that although the covenant was broken by one party that nevertheless the covenant conditions still apply & therefore remarriage is impossible. This is faulty (circular)reasoning. It does not stand up to scrutiny. Despite the fact that the innocent party may still love their former spouse, as God continued to love Israel, the covenant has been broken. IT NO LONGER EXISTS! Fullstop! Reconciliation is the Biblical ideal, but that requires a 'NEW Covenant' just as Scripture foresaw in Jeremiah & Ezekial. You CANNOT build a new relationship on an old broken covenant, a NEW covenant must be put in place. A new marriage with new vows. Where reconciliation isn't possible, the injured party has no limitations whatsoever placed on them as they have been abused, abandoned & neglected which are VALID reasons for divorce (per Ex.21:10-11 criteria). They are free to remarry, it's their sole freewill choice. The party at fault, however, is not free to remarry as their divorce action was NOT VALID. Only after sincere heartfelt remorse & repentance would remarriage be available to them. God would even forgive them as he forgives all repentant sinners. The key determinant is this; Was the preceding divorce VALID or not from the perspective of the person seeking remarriage.
Misinformed and Faulty Teaching ! Re-marriage after a VALID divorce is allowed in Scripture. Adultery (the most commonly recognised reason) is covered in Deut.24:1. But Abuse, Abandonment & Neglect are also covered in Exodus 21:10-11 and confirmed in 1 Cor.7. The point to make, is that any preceding divorce must be a VALID divorce, and NOT a 'convenient' Any Cause divorce, common for the time of writing of the Gospels.
Great Sermon! A good exposition on a very difficult subject. I recall one comment from a devotional I once received It said; "When God says 'I hate divorce' (Mal 2:16), He says so, not with the furious pointed finger of a judge, but with the broken-heartedness of one who has experienced the devastation of betrayal at the hands of his beloved." Please deal very Graciously with those involved. Betrayal at this level is so difficult to come to terms with, let alone recover from.