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In this passage Peter singles out and speaks to Christian wives who had unsaved husbands. These wives were seeking to win their husbands to the Lord but they were going about in the wrong way.
There are few experiences more difficult in life than to be married to an unbeliever. This is why God is dogmatic in his instruction of “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers” (II Corinthians 6:14). However, if a wife is converted and her husband remains unsaved the attitude of the wife will have a lot to do with his salvation. Peter gives three reasons why a Christian wife should be submissive to her husband, even if he is unsaved.
A Christian woman who has inner beauty will not have to depend on cosmetics, jewelry etc. All of these things are artificial and external while true beauty is real and internal. Peter was not forbidding the wearing of jewelry but simply saying that God is more concerned about what is on the inside.
What am I doing to do to build Godly character traits into my life and the life of my family?
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I Peter 2:11-12As a Believer we do not Belong to This World
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I Peter 2:21-23We Are to Emulate Christ’s Example
I Peter 2:24-25Peter Takes Us to the Cross
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I Peter 3:7-7Admonition for Christian Husbands
I Peter 3:8-9Sharing in the Joy of Others
I Peter 3:10-12How to Have a Really Good Day
I Peter 3:13-17Always be Ready to Witness
I Peter 3:18-22Be Faithful and Leave the Results to God
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I Peter 4:12-14Every Christian can Expect Persecution
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