Anthony Scaramucci is President Trump’s new communication director. His wife Deidra Ball is reportedly divorcing him, because of his “naked ambition”? So Deidra’s reason for divorce is not infidelity, but because Anthony is extremely ambitious? Deidra may or may not be a good woman, but “extreme ambition” is not Biblical grounds for divorce. Almighty God does not approve of this reason.
The Holy Bible gives one acceptable grounds for a person to terminate their marriage, “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall divorce his wife and shall marry another commits adultery, except it be for fornication.” (Matthew 19:9)
I encourage you to read the whole passage. The Pharisees ask Christ if it is acceptable for a man to divorce his wife for any reason. Christ makes it very clear, that Almighty God does not approve of such behavior, and that infidelity is the only acceptable reason.
The world would have us to believe, that marriage is not really that important, and can be ended for any kind of unhappiness. Unhappiness in this case can be pretty much anything. If you get tired of your mate, if the two grow apart, if your career is suffering, the kids will be better off, etc. ad nauseum. Such terms as “unhealthy relationship” are also common. “Unhealthy relationship” is defined very broadly and is generally-speaking merely a nice-sounding excuse to end one’s marriage covenant.
Question: What will our answer be on the judgment day, when we are asked why we terminated our marriage? I can tell you without hesitation, that Almighty God hates divorce. Malachi 2:16 says, “For the Lord God of Israel says, that He hates divorce.”
The Almighty does not hate the divorcee. He is willing to forgive our sins, if we confess our sins to Him and turn from them; however, He does hate the phenomena known as divorce. It is the breaking of covenantal promise and it is the destroying of a house as it were.
I also want you to know, that if you have been faithful to your husband or wife, and they still divorce you, then you are not guilty of the divorce. They are the guilty party, and you are innocent. Matthew 5:32 goes as far as to say, that whoever divorces their wife causes them to sin. Notice, whoever puts away their faithful mate is responsible for leaving them vulnerable to sexual immorality.
Back to Anthony Scaramucci: Anthony may or may not be a good man; however, Anthony and Deidra’s house should not be torn down, because he is ambitious. I hope Mrs. Scaramucci will reconsider filing for divorce. I understand, that many times our mates do things that annoy us much. When we make a wedding vow, and our mate makes a wedding vow to us; it is before the most important witness of all, Almighty God. We must keep the words of our covenant. If our mate is unfaithful to us, then we can file for divorce if we wish. Marriage can be hard sometimes and we can become very unhappy, but life is too short to follow the ways of the world instead of the ways of the Almighty. Too often, friends, family or acquaintances foolishly counsel us to end our marriages, even when there is no infidelity. Most of the time this is unGodly counsel.
There will likely be those who will lash out at me for what I have written, but it is foolish to disregard the Word of Almighty God. We should be real men and women, instead of indulging our fallen nature.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1
Who shall abide in your tabernacle. Who shall dwell in your holy hill? . . . . the one who swears to their own hurt and changes not. Psalms 15:1,4