Adultery is abandoning your wife and your (young) children.
The man’s role is to provide and keep a home for his wife and children such that the wife can safely bear his children. She is not a slave and she is not a wage earner. She is a home and child maker.
Yah does not se ‘sex’ the way that man sees it, and Yah does not see marriage the way that man sees it.
Firstly, if you sleep with a woman then you are already married to her, and your DNA becomes part of her makeup. It is then your duty before Yah to support her and any offspring. Only if she then goes to another man for support and is willing to bear his children is there a let-out for the (first) man, because the woman is now in adultery.
Yah is not interested in nuances, His aim is to ensure the survival of mankind by making the family structure stable, adultery makes the family structure insecure.
Marriage too is likened to Yah’s relationship with us, we too can go to other gods for succour and support, but He does not commit adultery, and what is more, He will welcome us when and if we return to Him.
If you fail to support your wife and children you are in adultery, make no mistake.
Yah wants to provide for us too, but only if we trust and rely on him;
“Oh Lord won’t you buy me, a Mercedes Benz” as the song goes, and do you know what, the words are absolutely correct (if you want a Merc that is). We should be taking our needs, all of them, to Yah, as He is our provider. That is a hard one, the few times that I have taken Him at His word He has faithfully provided, but I still find it very difficult to live in His provision, not because it is a problem for Him, but because it goes against everything the world has ever taught me about life and manhood and providing…..