Can God's Word bring healing to a culture wounded by racial division and tension?
This two-week devotional explores what the Bible has to say about race and identity.
In 1 Peter 3, Peter was addressing a specific situation: how the wives of unsaved husbands might influence them to become Christians.
He counseled the women to submit, but he was thinking of the kind of submission that is deeply catalytic, a potent secret remedy for a lost loved one.
How can you apply God's Word to your everyday life?
These daily devotions—written by a team of respected authors that includes Chuck Colson, Lee Strobel, and Rick Warren—will help you learn what it means to be a man of faith.
They are the marks of carefully guarded relationships with people and with God.
Ken — a kind-looking man in his 30s, busy with his pen and tablet — didn’t seem to notice the dozens of women streaming into the room, giving him a wide berth. Just outside the room I discovered several other men standing around, staring at the posted topic. That day God began working on my heart, undoing my prejudices and biases and misconceptions about men — especially those in ministry — and their ability to understand our spiritual needs. To capture a clearer vision of brothers and sisters in Christ working together for Your kingdom.
—3:7 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own 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, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
— 1 Peter 3:1-2 For many people, the word submission implies serving someone else hand and foot. We assume that such deference would sap a marriage of the mutual respect and service that a marriage ought to have to make it strong and vital.
The secret of a Christian wife’s submission is found in three phrases.
The first is in verse 1: “in the same way.” It refers back to the Christlike submission described in the previous verses (–24).