Do Not Cover Your Garment With Violence
The Word of God continually points back to God’s goal and plan for Marriage, as revealed in Genesis 2:18-25. Essential to God’s plan for Marriage is the essential oneness between husband and wife. Part of the marriage ceremony in Biblical times involved the husband covering his wife with his garment to symbolise the protection he brought her. But now, Malachi prophesied that their garments were covered with violence. When a wife is forsaken or mistreated, the man covers his garment with violence.