1 Peter 3

LIVING.HOPE.Part 7: Hope for the Home

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.

1 Peter 3:1-7

WISE WORDS FOR WOMEN:

1.  Submission is not:

·  Losing your value, uniqueness, and opinion

·  Following into sin

·  Acting out of fear

·  Replacing your first Priority

2.  Submission is the OUTWARD SIGN of an INWARD FAITH.

·  A HOPE in GOD   (v.5)

·  A FEARLESS COMMITMENT (v.6)

3.  Submission in practice::

·  Live Out Christ in ACTION  (v. 1)

·  Live Out Christ in AUTHENTICITY  (v.3)

·  Live Out Christ in ATTITUDE  (v.4)

A MESSAGE FOR MEN:

4.  Lead with a desire of UNDERSTANDING and KNOWLEDGE. (v.7a)

5.  Lead with an  attitude of HONOR and RESPECT   (v.7b)