The Struggle Is Real: Day 10

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

1 Peter 3:1‭-‬7 KJV

You know, it doesn’t matter if you are a newlywed or fixing to hit your 50 year mark…marriage is a struggle. But the rewards can be amazing!!

But in reference to the above verses let me just say you can NOT claim verse one without claiming verse seven!

We need to stop being cherry pickers and take all scripture in context.

Men, you can not expect your wife to be willing to submit/ be subjected to your rule of the home if you are not treating her with the honor and respect they deserve.

Ladies, if you are the Christian in the family your walk may be the turning point for your husband to accept the Lord….simply by watching and hearing you walk daily.

Allow me to say that I dislike the term subjection that is used. Subjection, for me, is likened to slavery. Wives you are not slaves and you should not act as such…just saying.

Guys, did you really notice the ending of verse seven?

So your prayers will not be hindered.

Ever wonder why your prayers are not being answered 🤔🤔

Take an inventory on your words and actions towards your wife and adjust your behavior!

Verses four and five are showing a very valid way of life. It’s not saying do not be beautiful. It’s saying be beautiful on the inside. Make that a priority and not the outward adorning of make-up, jewelry, manicures, and the clothes.

I actually have a lot more to say, but I will share those thoughts in different posts, as I am already working on them.

Have a great Friday night!

21 thoughts on “The Struggle Is Real: Day 10”

    1. Lol…I didn’t say no make-up or manicures. I personally can’t stand make-up. All it is is a mask you women and some men use 😮. The real beauty is beneath all that junk. And some women use it in excess of what is needed. Make-up should be an enhancement of said beauty not a cover-up.

      Manicures are cool as long as they do not become an obsessions like some women do.

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  1. Great post! In short, both need to respect and honor one another. Love other as self! If both are Christians, it really helps for a couple to pray together. It makes for a more blessed marriage! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yet another beautiful reminder. I’ve learnt that God can make a marriage beautiful firsthand from my parents. I am eternally grateful to them for that. I come from a community that is very conservative. No one wears any jewellery or make up. I personally have no problem with both. I think what you said is exactly what comes first in that verse.

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  3. Another post filled with wisdom. Indeed, many misunderstand what that word “submit” / “subjection” means. They wrongly think it means to RULE OVER. One submits a check, one submits a signature–meaning they will honor that transaction. And many men forget that last part–“as the Lord”. Blessings and joy to you, my Brother!

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  4. Stu, I appreciate your point about the need to avoid cherry picking certain Biblical verses without reading the rest of the passage.

    Many devotionals use 1-2 verses in their quest to fulfill a reader’s need to study God’s Word. I make it a point to read more of the surrounding verses, and this enriches my time immensely in understanding.

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    1. I wish more would study God’s word as you do! There is always a wealth of information in the preceding verses and those that follow to solidy the true meaning of what God is trying to tell us.

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