A Woman of God – Part 5

This week’s discussion about godly women has mostly been about married godly women – godly wives. This is because most of the Bible’s examples of godly women are portrayed in the role of wifehood. This is not to say however that unmarried women cannot also live godly lives and emulate such character traits as their married counterparts. All Christian women should strive to these ends.

With that said, I leave you with one more such passage:

1Wives, 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, 2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3Your 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.

7Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

(1 Peter 3:1-7)

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