1Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
2While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
3Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
I Peter 3:1-4
This scripture speaks first and foremost to wives. Lord help us! JI also want to point out that the 4th verse is applicable to all women of God. It says that a meek and quiet spirit is in the sight of God a great price.
Houses and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord. – Pro 19:14
Using the definition for prudence from Strong’s dictionary a prudent wife is:
Circumspect and intelligent. She is able to guide wittingly, wisely understand, and has insight. She is prosperous, can cause to prosper, able to teach and to ponder.
Wow! What an amazing woman. All of that wrapped in one package and presented to a man as a gift from God. Wives, in this world that tries to diminish your value, be proud. You are a gift to your husband. God made you just to be a prudent wife..HIS prudent wife. Measure your success against the Word of God not your neighbor or your friend. Be what you were created to be. God will honor you for your efforts!
If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. (2 Corinthians 2:5-8 NIV)
Sometimes husbands make mistakes. As a wife, do you find yourself more of a critic than an encourager? No husband wants to disappoint his wife. Let the consequences of your husband’s mistakes be enough. Though at times the results may be aggravating or seemingly overwhelming be considerate of your role as a wife. Do as the scripture says “forgive and comfort”. Let your husband know that you love him despite his imperfection. Remember that God loves us despite ours. To do otherwise may be opening the door for Satan to overcome him.
Help us to overcome our own disappointment. Remind us that everything that happens in our lives is something that you have allowed. Give us wisdom to know how to show our love and support to our husbands even during difficult times. Thank you for loving us through our imperfections. In Jesus name we pray.
10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. – Pro 31:10-12(NIV)