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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Biblical Standard for a Wife's Role

Taken from Biblical Womanhood in the Home

Read Chapter 7 (A Wife's Responsibility to Help Her Husband) from Biblical Womanhood in the Home

SUBMISSION

  • Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:22, NIV)
  • Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. (Colossians 3:18, NIV)
  • To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

    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, (1 Peter 2:21-3:1, NIV)

HELPER

  • The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." (Genesis 2:18, NIV)

A GENTLE and QUIET SPIRIT

  • Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, 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. 5For 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, 6like 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. (1 Peter 3:3-6, NIV)

RESPECT

  • ...the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:33b, NIV)

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