This is from the article where the Pastor said women who are abused should not seek divorce. I divided it up into two different posts. Let's first see what the Bible says about Israel:
Jeremiah 3:14- "Return, faithless people," declares the LORD, "for I am your husband. I will choose you--one from a town and two from a clan--and bring you to Zion.
But very strangely, the bible also says this:
Exodus 4:22- "Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son,
Now lets read what the Pastor said:
The pastor explained that God understands the pain of a difficult marriage. The nation of Israel in the Bible is depicted as the bride of God, but Scripture also expresses in great detail the pain of God as Israel tries to divorce itself from its spiritual husband.
Through the Bible, people can see that God understands the pain of a hurtful marriage and can offer comfort, strength, perspective and wisdom to those also suffering from such a relationship, the pastor said.