Marriage for the Lord’s Sake – 1 Peter 3:1-7
How can we honor and glorify God in our marriages? How ought husbands and wives behave in marriage? What practices should be common? In this sermon pastor David explains that wives should follow their husbands for the Lord’s sake, and husbands should lead their wives for the Lord’s sake. He addresses what wives married to unbelievers should do, the importance of internal adornment and what husbands should do for the sake of their prayers.
1 Peter 3:1–7 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 7Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.