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

"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
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
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
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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