Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bible Study Notes on Being a Husband Part 3

1 Peter 3:7-9  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. 8 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.


-How many husbands, do you think, in our society truly try to understand their spouse? Daily routine is what eventually makes up a lifetime of joy or sorrow. We as men are called to headship in the home with our wives as weaker, more dependent by nature, vessels who necessarily look to us to be the man God needs us to be. We are to be their “knights in shining armor” who protect, provide (1 Timothy 5:8), and keep them with a sense of security. This passage talks about showing our wives honor. This denotes showing them favor, giving them a good name or public esteem (in other words improving their reputation), extending privilege, and even providing a superior standing. This all requires sacrifice on our part as men. The Lord expects you to be that kind of husband to your wife. It reflects His love for His church by way of earthly example when we do this (Ephesians 6:25-32). Our prayers will be hindered from power and effectiveness if our relationships in the home do not reflect the love of Christ. Be at peace and have a giving spirit.

-Do you want your home to be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, humble in spirit, and not keeping score of wrongs (speaking blessing, not cursing)? Of course we do. We were called to this very purpose as lights in the world that possess the life of Christ through His Holy Spirit in us. This is the secret to real blessing that we can inherit as devoted followers of the excellent ways of the Lord.

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