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TBONE61
Nov 3rd 2008, 05:05 PM
1 Peter 3:1-12 (New International Version)

1] 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. 8] Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9] Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10] For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. 11] He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. 12] For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."


Who? Me? Yeah, You!

Let's just be honest with one another. This week brings us to a passage of Scripture that is really not a favorite of many people. it has been taken out of context, misinterpreted and misapplied just about as much as any passage could be. But, the message here is as God breathed as any other part of the word. So, let's embrace it, rather than avoid it, and see what God has for us. Peter addresses the husband, wife relationship and thus the home environment with straightforward, practical instruction on how to make your home, and your relationship with your spouse, all that it should be. Now, don't just shrug this thread off. You know you could use some help, if you don't believe me, go ask your husband or wife. Let's begin by reading the entire passage every day for a week.

FOR TODAY: Pray for God to show you areas for you to improve.