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Friday, September 12, 2014

1 Peter 3

What an amazing chapter this is! There are so many verses that jumped out at me. I am also doing a study on Proverbs 31 at the same time as this Good Morning Girls study, and coincidentally, the verse I focused on today in Proverbs was "Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the 
Lord is to be praised." (Proverbs 31:30)

Peter says in verses 1-3 here that wives should obey their husbands even if they are not in the word. Even when our husbands don't "deserve" our respect, we should give it to them as we would give respect to God. This is a tough pill to swallow I know personally. But we should seek to give respect to our husbands out of our desire to please God. 

Peter goes on to say women shouldn't adorn themselves externally, but their beauty comes from within and shines through their love of God. This verse correlated to the one in Proverbs. It is a great thing to read and have our children (sons and daughters) understand. This shows them how we (as daughters seeking husbands) should present ourselves and what they (our sons) should look for in a future wife. This is not talking about woman being a subordinate mouse that never leaves the house, and doesn't try to make herself appearing. This is showing that the appealing we should try to do is through Christ. Instead of makeup, fancy clothes, hairdos, and jewelry, we should be focused on purifying our hearts to show let our love for Jesus pour out. Because the beauty will fade. We all grow older. Modern technology can slow the outward aging a little, but then women just start to look fake. If we can make ourselves appealing by our reverence to Christ, and through that, our respect for our husbands (or future spouses), that will an unfading beauty that will last all eternity. 

P: Dear Lord, help me to remember that it is not outward appearances that make a good woman. Help me to remember thos magazine covers are mostly enhanced by computer and my beauty should come from within. Help me to guide my children to understand this as they grow older, so they may want to find a Godly spouse, with beauty that lasts forever. Amen.

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