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1 Peter 3:1-7 A Quiet Witness

This is God’s plan from the beginning

Like Paul, Peter calls wives to be subject to their husbands. But Peter lists some extra incentives.

Peter is calling for an inward submission rather than the forced obedience that their society demanded. This command wasn’t only for a wife who had a believing husband. He offered the incentive of winning the unbelieving husband to the Lord by the submissive conduct of the believing wife.

I know in our society today this is a HARD pill to swallow. “Women’s rights” and “breaking the glass ceiling” are terms we have internalized. Women today want equal say in every aspect of life. But that is not the order God created for us.

I DON’T believe he created us to be doormats or punching bags either though. Instead, He created us to complete our husbands. He created us as a helpmate; to compliment the areas where he has needs. He created us for the two halves to become a whole. But if both pieces wrestle for authority there is never peace. Read more »