A Wife’s Liability
Pastor Chris state 1 Peter 3: 1-2 says: “Likewise, you wives, submit yourselves to your husband, that if any of them are disobedient to the Word, they also without words are won by the behavior of his wife, if they see, how pure and the godly life of their wives.”
Your jewelry should not be outwardly, with a hairpin, wearing gold jewelry or wearing beautiful clothes, but your jewelery is an inner man concealed with pervasive jewelry that comes from a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is invaluable in God’s eyes.
A wise woman will always be an influence on her husband; the foolish one will always annoy the husband, make him mad, make him angry and when you make him angry, you will be the victim.” ~ Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
For this is how the holy women used to dress, the women who put their trust in God; they bow to her husband, the Apostle Peter’s attention here is about married and newly-married men and women who have received Christ, and who have problems with how they should behave against their unbelieving husband and wife and against their faith.
Peter’s Apostle’s advice to Christian wives is:
He must bow down, the role of the biblical wife is to submit to her husband’s head, in 1 Corinthians 11: 3 says: “But I would that ye should know this, that the head of every man is Christ, the head of the woman is the man and the Head of Christ is God.”
Wife Submit to Husband
The book of Ephesians 5: 22-24 also says: “O wife, submit to your husband as to the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the one who saves the body. Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so is the wife to the husband in all things. ”
This does not indicate that the wife has a lower character, intelligence or spirituality. In fact, even in the military, it is not necessary for a leader to have higher abilities than a subordinate. But his authority is very important in performing his duties efficiently.
Wives should submit to ‘your husband’ and not to all men, the obedience of the wife to her husband is an expression of her wonderful love and commitment to her.
When a non-Christian husband chooses to “disobey the Word,” his wife who believes must bow to her husband so that her husband may be won over to Christ ‘without words.’
This does not mean that the Word of God is not important to human salvation. This only means that if a husband rejects the Word of God, his wife should attract her husband to God through his humility and righteous living. A generous, gentle, submissive, and loving attitude is one of the most effective ways of evangelization the wife can take to bring her husband to God.
He must be faithful, “Pure and virtuous” (verse 2), having a sense of respect.
Wife with pure character and respect to her husband is a faithful wife, it is the duty of all Christian wives, that they must remain pure and godly before God and their husbands.
He should be simple, Peter warns busy women with self-portraising (Paragraph 3), and many women in Roman society color their hair with a weird color and braid it over. They also love expensive jewelry, beautiful costumes and expensive cosmetics. The desire to be beautiful and fascinated like this is inconsistent with God’s design for Christian women.
At that time the Lord will take away their ornaments: the bracelets, the lamps and the months; ear jewelry, exemplary and veil; head ornaments, foot chain bracelets, belts, fragrances and savers; seal rings and nose rings; party dresses, robes, scarves and coats; mirrors, inner clothes of linen, headband and outerwear.
Instead of fragrant spices there will be a stench, instead of a belt of a rope, instead of a bare head of hair, in exchange for the feast of a sack of sackcloth; and selez sign in place of beauty.