by Jerry Vines

Eph. 5:22-24
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For
the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:
and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto
Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing."
Now keep your place there and let us turn to I Peter 3 and I would like to
read the first six verses of that chapter. I Peter 3:1-6. "Likewise, ye wives,
be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they
also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wifes; 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 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 Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters
ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement."
The husband/wife relationship is the crucial relationship in the marriage
structure. If the marriage is to be what God wants it to be, then the man and
also the wife must understand their God given assignment. If the marriage
relationship is not what it ought to be, then the home is in dire jeopardy.
We are living in a time where there is a very real problem in the families of
America. Multitudes of husbands and wives have thrown up their hands in despair
and have gone to the divorce courts. Other husbands and wives are still living
together but their living is merely a cold war. I remember reading Oliver Twist
a few years ago and he in the book the author was describing a married couple
that was very unh ...

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