Monday, April 7, 2008

Wives and Husbands

1 Peter 3: 1-7

1 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,

2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.

4 Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

5 For 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,

6 like 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.

7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

There is nothing better on this earth for a wife and husband to love each other. When you fall in love with someone your every move and thought is all about pleasing them and wanting them to return that love. They truly become the master of your heart. Some people take exception to the word submit, but stop and think. The word means nothing more than what your heart does willingly when your love becomes it's master.


Just Joni said...

Beautiful words this morning Phyllis...

Have a nice Monday ~

Nonnie said...

i am thankful every day that i found my soul mate.....for the blessing of mutual love, respect and sharing.....and the natural desire of wanting them to be happy.
i am indeed blessed....and thankful

Annette said...

that verse was given to be along time ago from my husband's sister to read once, when Larry and I were having problems and Larry belived but didnt, he was cought up in the "wordly" thing's, I read it and reread several time's before it made any sense at all to me, I was very submissive to God and prayer and belived in that verse, Thanks for the reminder. Hug's Annette

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