A wife’s submission to her husband is a touchy subject these days.
1 Peter 3 reads, “In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, 2 as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.” (1 Pet. 3:1-2)
As I think of what it must be like for a woman to read this, it must seem so abstract in today’s culture. It must be really tough for a new female Believer, when she first reads this passage.
Peter continues with the following: “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.” (1 Pet. 3:7)
Our western culture has tried desperately hard to strip away gender roles in every part of life. In our world today, the concept of God creating women as the “weaker” partner could be taken as harassment of some sort. Yet it appears right here, in Scripture.
Originally posted at QuietMorningsWithHim.com by Jeremy Norton.