When The Wife's Walk Is Better Than Her Talk (17 of 27) by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #215, CT 402053

I PETER SERIES, PT. XVIII
"When The Wife's Walk is Better Than Her Talk"
(I Peter 3:1-6)

1 In the same way, you wives, be submissive to
your own husbands so that even if any of them are
disobedient to the word, they may be won without a
word by the behavior of their wives,
2 as they observe your chaste and respectful
behavior.
3 And let not your adornment be external
only--braiding the hair and wearing gold jewelry,
and putting on dresses;
4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart,
with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet
spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
5 For in this way in former times the holy women
also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves,
being submissive to their own husbands.
6 Thus Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and
you have become her children if you do what is
right without being frightened by any fear.
Sometime ago I was in a counseling session with one of our ladies.
Afterward, she wrote me a letter and I want to read a part of it to
you:
I had hoped never to tell you how angry I was when
you counseled me, and I truly felt you played
favorites as my husband and I listened to you.
To sum it up, you were led to tell me my duties as
a Christian wife, and to go and do them. Up until
this time, my Christian life had all been kind of
2
uphill. Nothing ever excited me as much as
telling, teaching and helping others. All at once,
after leaving your office there was a war that had
been declared, and I had never been a fighter.
Always a lover and a peacemaker.
I'm sure you realize in whom the war was being
fought and is being fought--me. My will against
God's will. What an Armageddon!
No, it's not over and never will be until that day,
but may Lord as all th- control. I said all, not-
some of them.
How restful t ...


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