A GODLY WIFE
I Peter 3:1-7
"Likewise, ye wives, be in submission or subjection to your own
husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without a word
be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste
conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that
outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or
of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart,
in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and a
quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after
this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God,
adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye
are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving
honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs
together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."
One of the things so wonderful about the Christian life is that
it addresses itself to every area of our daily living. The Christian
life has to do not only with how you behave out in everyday society
but it also had to do with what you do in the home. The relat-
ionships of the home are very carefully dealt with in the word
of God. Now God is the one who designed the home in the Garden
of Eden. So it is God who gives us instructions in his word about
how to make the home relationship work the way they ought to work.
Now I think it is obvious to all of us today that the homes of
America are in trouble. When I got up this morning and got the
morning newspaper I read on the front of the paper about a thirteen
year old boy. A seventh grader at Lakeview Junior High School in
Roswell, Georgia. He was sitting at the table with his mother
yesterday morning. And then he pulled out from under the table a
357 magnam an ...
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