Posted by: Larry Hoekman | November 26, 2015

I Peter 3:1-4 — Inner Beauty!

Day 2237:  Thanksgiving – so thankful for religious freedom!!!

Scripture:  In the same way, wives are to be submissive to their husbands, so that if any of them do not believe God’s word, they might be won over without words by the godly behavior of their wives.  They will do this because of the purity and reverence of your lives.  Your beauty must not be based on externals, which depend on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.  Let your beauty come from within – the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious in the sight of God.   I Peter 3:1-4

Thoughts/questions:  God asks all of us to submit our lives to Him, and then has specific teachings within our various roles, i.e. deacon, husband, slave, etc., and He always brings a specific purpose for each.

We have purpose and that motivates our behaviors and gives us hope, and an eternal purpose especially brings meaning to our lives!  In these verses, women and those who are also wives, are given an eternal purpose regarding what they are to do.

Women and men who focus on internal beauty epitomized by the fruit of the Spirit will spiritually influence everyone close to them.  In our current culture, both men and women need to obey these verses as hair, clothes, and jewelry externally beautify both genders.  Let’s all have our beauty come from the inside through Him!

Suggested prayer:  Lord, I need to follow Your word.  Help my inner beauty be a reflection of You . . .

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