This article examines biblical teaching on polygamy. Looking at the reasons why God allowed polygamy in the Old Testament, the author shows that this does not mean that this is the way God designed marriage from the beginning. Marriage is intended to be a monogamous relationship between one man and one woman.
Is it childish when we go on asking God for things even as adults? What Jesus says about prayer is put in the simplest childlike way: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you". This understanding of prayer makes sense only if we realize that for Jesus it belongs to a special kind of relationship with God - a relationship of trusting intimacy and close friendship. A child would not hesitate to ask a loving parent for anything.