Bible Study: Wives

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THE TABLE OF DUTIES

To Wives

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. Ephesians 5:22

This is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. 1 Peter 3:5-6

  • Relationship defines how husbands and wives ought to live? o What has Christ done for his bride?

§ Through what two things? o What is a husband then expected to do for his wife?

  • So, what does it mean to submit? o How is it that good?

o How is that a challenge?

  • According to God, is a woman’s beauty external?

o Where, then, is a woman’s beauty from?

  • What fear, does Peter refer to here?

o Why should we not fear or worry?

Prayer for Wives

O Lord Jesus, by Your Word and Spirit, fashion all Christian women into wives made in the image of Your bride the Church. Teach them to submit to their husbands as to You, their Lord and Savior. Give them hearts that trust in Your Word, honor their husbands, and look to them for love and spiritual headship. Deliver them from all fear and faithlessness. Where their husbands fail them, support them with Your grace and let them find their sufficiency in You. In Your holy name we pray. Amen.

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