2023/03/11 #SabbathPosts

{From a discussion about what makes a perfect wife.}

Every virtue is a benefit in every case – in order to give a useful answer, I’ll focus on what I believe is most specifically beneficial to being a wife.

The most general virtue that applies specifically to a wife, I believe Scripture has already answered: the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit; as the question most specifically would be asking what makes a woman attractive to obtain and treasure by a godly husband, this is given to describe what makes a woman beautiful and precious, whom God marks as “of great price” for a man to have. If you have this spirit, God is the one advertising you. 😉

Here’s the passage from 1Peter 3 for context:

Likewise, 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; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but 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. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

To clarify, a meek and quiet spirit doesn’t mean quiet in physical volume and the presence of one’s personality: one wife may be unobtrusive as a church mouse, and quietly neglect and passively ignore any duty to her husband; another wife may quickmarch to a bashing drum, shrieking “SIR YES SIR!”, and by doing so demonstrate a truly meek and quiet spirit.

2023/03/11 #SabbathPosts

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