“Jesus replied, “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended. And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful. ””
Matthew 19:8-9 NLT -- http://bible.com/116/mat.19.8-9.nlt
In a former life, I was an Athletic Director at our high school. The governing body of our high school sports teams had some pretty extensive rules. Most of the rules were simple common sense, but some were very complicated. I will never forget our state commissioners philosophy about the rules. He said if we interpreted the rules based on the original intent of the rule, we could rarely be wrong. You can't make a set of rules that addresses every scenario.
Such is true in life. So many of life in today's world was not talked about in the bible. Our modern delimnas are not a part of the laws written by God. God never directly set down rules about abortion. Yet we know the intent of the rules. We must value human life. We know that God speaks of life beginning at conception.
God intended the family, mom, dad, kids, to be the center of society. He designed us to thrive on the relationship between man and woman. We should take that intent and use it in our daily lives. Sure, we can live without the family, but we can not thrive and we miss out on the designed blessings of life.
The more we read the word of God, the more we can discover his intent. When we know the "feel" of the law, we know how to act or react. The a bible, prayer, and the prompting of the Holy Spirit should be our guide when we tackle the issues of our life. Life can be so complicated at times. We can't get the most out of it unless we are in a personal relationship with Jesus. We need to know the heart of God.
Dear Lord, speak to my own heart. Help me to act on your promptings. We need you to help us to wind through the complicated issues of life. Help us to be able to read your word and learn from it. Help me to apply it's lessons to my daily life. This world needs your love, mercy, Grace , and direction. Amen!