Evidence of Righteousness

Joseph discovered that the woman to whom he was betrothed had become pregnant. Believing that Mary had been with another man, Joseph realized that he had to divorce her, but look at the way in which he proposed to do it and why, “Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly” (Matthew 1:19).
Joseph was a righteous man. Therefore, he had no desire to humiliate anyone, especially publicly. That led him to find a way to divorce her in secret, not wanting to shame her before the world!
How different that is from many when they seek a divorce. They want all the world to know what a horrible spouse they have had. Right away that tells me that person was just as guilty of destroying the marriage.
If you find yourself in a situation where divorce is unavoidable, follow the example of Joseph and show your righteousness.

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