Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Biblical Picture of a Wife

A biblical wife:
  • is made to be a help meet for her husband (Gen. 2:18)
  • is one flesh with her husband (Gen. 2:24)
  • is a crown to her husband (Prov. 12:4)
  • is a good thing (Prov. 18:22)
  • is from the Lord (Prov. 19:14)
  • is trusted by her husband (Prov. 31:11)
  • looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness (Prov. 31:27)
  • does not depart from her husband (1 Cor. 7:10)
  • submits to her own husband as to the Lord (Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18)
  • reverences her husband (Eph. 5:33)
  • is grave, not a slanderer, sober, and faithful in all things (1 Tim. 3:11)
  • is in behavior as becomes holiness, not a false accuser, not given to much wine, and a teacher of good things (Titus 2:3)
  • teaches young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, and to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, and obedient to their own husbands so that the word of God is not blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5)
  • trusts in God, adorns herself inwardly, and is in subjection to her own husband (1 Peter 3:1-6)