Loving God Holy

Monday, February 06, 2006

Daily Verse: 1Peter 3:1-7 Wives and Husbands

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the Word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothers. 4Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of grat worth in God's sight. 5For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6like Sarah who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

7Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weker partner and as heirs with you of that gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
Please read the study notes which are in two sets: A Word to Wives (1Peter 3:1-6) and The Obligations of Christian Husbands to Their Wives (1Peter 3:7).

It is amazing that this should come up now, as we read about the distress between Leah and Rebekah. I would say this is good timing...