BEAUTIFUL WIVES AND CONSIDERATE HUSBANDS, Ron Ward
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HUSBANDS AND WIVES
Passage: 1Peter 3:1~7
Key verse: 4
1. Instructions for wives (1-6)
In the same way that Christians should submit to authorities, wives should submit to their husbands. In today's society, this isn't popular. But it's important, because a believing wife can win over an unbelieving husband, not with words, but by her behavior. Such a life is beautiful in God's sight. Peter calls this kind of beauty "the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." (4) Abraham's beautiful wife, Sarah, is an example.
2. Instructions for husbands (7)
Husbands are admonished to be considerate to their wives and to treat them with respect. Husbands, our wives are our coworkers, our co-heirs of the kingdom of God. We should love and treat our wives as such.
Prayer: Lord, help each of us to submit ourselves to you and to each other as you command. May we each grow in a Christ-like life.
One Word: Inner beauty is of great worth to God