Paragraph 1610

1610. Moral conscience concerning the unity and indissolubility of marriage developed under the pedagogy of the old law. In the Old Testament the polygamy of patriarchs and kings is not yet explicitly rejected. Nevertheless, the law given to Moses aims at protecting the wife from arbitrary domination by the husband, even though according to the Lord’s words it still carries traces of man’s “hardness of heart” which was the reason Moses permitted men to divorce their wives.101

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How did a woman’s faith heal her of a hemorrhage, according to Matthew 9:20-22?

What is the main message of Jonah’s story and how does it reveal God’s grace?

How can Ruth’s story, from widow to wife, inspire us to trust God and seek a fresh start in our lives?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

How can we cultivate peace in the church and in our personal lives, as guided by 2 Thessalonians 3:16?