"I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion, and I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.” Hosea 2:19-20
“Until death do us part.” Multitudes of couples have uttered those words to one another. But somewhere along the way, their memory suggested they had said, “Until debt do us part,” or, “Until emotions do us part.” When God enters relationship with His covenant people, we are “married” to Him forever. Ancient Jewish men could write their wives a certificate of divorce, putting her out for the most minor infraction, even if it was only in the husband’s eyes. God never scribbles a bill of divorce. Not even death parts us from Him. In fact, death takes us into deeper intimacy and joy.