2nd part of Take Home series (VICTORY)
1 Peter 3:1-6
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, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adjustment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 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. 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, 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.
In contemporary marriages, submission is the most favorite word of husbands while it is the most hated term of wives. The problem is the term SUBMISSION is not clearly understood. That’s why.
However, a study of the Word would reveal the following:
What Submission is not:
It is not SILENCE;
It is not DEGRADING;
It is not a sign of WEAKNESS.
Submission is knowing your place and acting accordingly for everything was created by design and purpose by God.
Therefore, Submission is the humble recognition of God’s order in society.
In view of the above, our act of submission should be seen in how we live.
Submission, in truth, makes you beautiful.
In Genesis 2:24, it says:
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Therefore, SUBMISSION requires that each one should give their 100%, and not 50-50.
Just as CHRIST loved His church 100%.