The Godly Wife

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Published on February 17, 2009

Author: mikecriswell

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The Godly Wife : The Godly Wife Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. When Worlds Collide : When Worlds Collide Society Extols Career Oriented Business Savvy Self Actualized God Extols Home Oriented Submissive to Husband Focused on the Family 60% of US women work outside the home She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31:27 NKJV) What makes a Godly Wife? : What makes a Godly Wife? The Right: Heaven Relationship Husband Relationship Heart Relationship Home Relationship The Right Heaven Relationship : The Right Heaven Relationship Bible Women in tune with God: 1. Hannah – Mother of Samuel the Prophet 2. Elizabeth – Mother of John the Baptist 3. Mary of Bethany – Sat at Jesus’ feet 4. Virgin Mary – Mother of Jesus The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world The Right Heaven Relationship, : The Right Heaven Relationship, Luke 1:26-28 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" The Right Husband Relationship : The Right Husband Relationship Ephesians 5:22-24 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. The Right Husband Relationship : The Right Husband Relationship Biblical Submission: Hupo-tasso = To Rank Under Middle Voice = A Voluntary Act The godly wife ranks herself under her husband! The Right Husband Relationship : The Right Husband Relationship Ephesians 5:24 “Wives submit to husbands in everything” Exception: If husbands contradicts Christ Christ’s headship takes precedent The Right Husband Relationship : The Right Husband Relationship What if the Husband is not a Christian? 1Peter 3:1 & 5 1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, The Right Husband Relationship, : The Right Husband Relationship, Proverbs 19:13 “The contentions of a wife are a continual dripping” Nagging never converted anyone! The Right Heart Relationship : The Right Heart Relationship 1 Peter 3:2-6 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror The Right Heart Relationship : The Right Heart Relationship 1 Timothy 2:9-10 In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. The Right Heart Relationship, : The Right Heart Relationship, What young women should be! What young men should look for! How about a Date? Beauty is only Skin Deep The Right Home Relationship : The Right Home Relationship Titus 2:3-5 3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things-- 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. The Right Home Relationship : The Right Home Relationship Love Husbands – Lit: fond of own husband Love Children – Not sorry they had them Submissive to Husband – rank under Homemakers . . . The Right Home Relationship : The Right Home Relationship Homemakers: (kjv – keepers at home ???) From the Greek: Oikos = House Ergon = Worker Is Paul Addressing Working Outside the Home? The Right Home Relationship : The Right Home Relationship A Helpful Parallel Verse But refuse the younger widows; for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, . . . they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully. (1 Timothy 5:11-14) Women are to be busy in overseeing their Home The Right Home Relationship : The Right Home Relationship A Helpful Parallel Verse Women are to be busy in overseeing their Home She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31:27 NKJV) The Right Home Relationship : The Right Home Relationship Home must be the priority!!! May a Wife Work Outside the Home? : May a Wife Work Outside the Home? Its probably more an issue of “priority” and “balance” than it is an issue of right or wrong. Example: Proverbs 31 woman was busy in and out of the home, but the home was the priority. Everything complimented her home. Paul’s Argument: Does not carry the same force or construction as 1 Tim 2:12. Paul does not say “I suffer not a woman to work outside the home.” But . . . . . May a Wife Work Outside the Home? : May a Wife Work Outside the Home? God Home Family Career Social Life Status How Good Is Your Balance? May a Wife Work Outside the Home? : May a Wife Work Outside the Home? How Good Is Your Balance? No One Can Have It All! Considerations for the Working Wife : Considerations for the Working Wife Who’s minding the kids? Is it out of necessity or greed? What about conflict in “headship?” What about “sexual temptation?” What if a couple depends on 2 incomes and then a baby comes along? The Godly Wife : The Godly Wife The Right . . . Heaven Relationship Husband Relationship Heart Relationship Home Relationship

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