A day in the life....
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2002-02-04 04:42:10 (UTC)

1 Peter 3:1-4, 7-18

This passage was the Sunday School lesson my class never
got to this morning so i read it and analyzed it while
sitting in service. Hope you enjoy my interpretation!

(1) I shall be submissive to my husband, so that if he is
disobedient to the Word that he may be won without a word
by my behavior; he shall observe my chaste and respectful
behavior. My adornment shall not merely be external;
braiding my hair, wearing gold jewelery, putting on
dresses; but let it be the hidden person of my heart, with
the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is precious in the sight of God.
(7) My husband likewise, shall live with me in an
understanding way, as with a weaker vessel since i am a
woman, and he will grant me honor as a fellow heir of the
grace of life, so that his prayers may not be hindered.
(8) To sum up, let us be harmonious, sympathetic,
brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning
evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing
instead; for we were called for the very purpose that we
might inherit a blessing.
(10) "For, let him who means to love life and see good
days refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking
guile. And let him turn away from evil and do good; let him
seek peace and pursue it. for the eyes of the Lord are upon
the righteous and His ears attemd to their prayer, but the
face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
(13) And who is ther to harm us if we prove zealous for
what is good? Even if we should suffer for the sake of
righteousness, we are blessed. We shall not fear their
intimidation, and we shall not be troubled, but we will
sanctify the Lord in our hearts, always being ready to make
a defense to everyone who asks us to give an account for
the hope that is in us, yet with gentleness and reverence.
(16) We shall keep a good conscience so that in the
thing in which we are slandered, those who revile our good
behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better,
if God should will it so, that we will suffer for doing
what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. For
Christ died for our sins once and for all, the just for the
unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been
put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.