Was Tamar right?

Having expressed her willingness to marry her half brother, he raped her nonetheless. Then deciding he now hated her, he sent her away. At this point Tamar said “this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you did to me”

(2 Samuel 13)

Does God really hate the separation after a sexual act more than the act itself? Is it really analagous to divorce and God actually hates that more than the sex part?

Was Tamar right? Answers in a comments box and/or on a blog with biblical arguments….

About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, and a writer. Since 1995 he has been a member of Jubilee Church London where Tope Koleoso is the pastor. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway.
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