While the setting was close to perfect, the two people were not.
And we were about to find out how different our needs were. He was making assumptions that seemed logical to him.
—3:7 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own 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, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
— 1 Peter 3:1-2 For many people, the word submission implies serving someone else hand and foot. We assume that such deference would sap a marriage of the mutual respect and service that a marriage ought to have to make it strong and vital.
And the encouragement in that promise is that when you set yourself to do battle with the enemies of your faith and your holiness, you will not fight alone.
Jesus Christ is now, in this age, putting all his enemies under his feet.
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Whether it’s the youngest reader to mature adult, Life Way has a Bible-reading devotional for every individual.The secret of a Christian wife’s submission is found in three phrases.The first is in verse 1: “in the same way.” It refers back to the Christlike submission described in the previous verses (–24).They are the marks of carefully guarded relationships with people and with God.Submission without purity and reverence has no potency, but when someone is the recipient of your humble submission and realizes that it springs not from his or her power over you but from your relationship with God, the person is changed by the experience.In the same way that Jesus trusted God to work redemptively through his submission, we can trust God to work through our submission.