Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.
Today’s reading (1 Peter 3) carries with it the idea of submission that we talked about yesterday. It begins by discussing that wives should submit to their husbands, even if they are not followers of God, in hopes that they can win them over with their lives. Husbands in turn are to be submissive to their wives as they are considerate, and treat them with respect.
I strongly feel that we have so many unhappy and unfulfilling marriages today because neither spouse is submissive to the other. Many wives today do not offer their husbands the respect he needs and craves, and husbands do not offer the love and affection she needs and craves. I can tell you from my own marriage that when I am showing Crystal the love and affection needs and CRAVES, my needs of respect and adoration are met quite well. God has given us a roadmap to marriage, and if we follow it, the bumpy times will become great times of growth.
While the following passage does not come out and speak directly to marriage, it’s advice that would be a great foundation to any relationship, especially a marriage … “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”