1st. Peter Chapter 3

    1st Peter chapter 3 says that wives are to be in subjection ( let’s stop here and talk a little bit about what it means “to be in subjection to their own husbands”.)
           Note: The meaning of the word subjection is to put oneself under someone else’s control, yield to the other person’s admonition or advice and to obey. Notice it is a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility and carrying a burden. The key word here is “voluntary”. Now this, “voluntary subjection”, is not just to please your husband but first and foremost it is to obey and please our God and follow His Word!
   What is God’s purpose for this? If we read own we see that it is so that the husband might be won (saved) by the conversation (behavior) of his wife. The husband can behold (see everyday) the wife’s chaste conversation (behavior) coupled (two of the same sort considered together)with fear. Fear of the husband? No, fear of God.
   The next few verses has and will be a point of contention between people until we understand the true meaning of the verses. The Scripture says, “Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of the platting of the hair and the wearing of gold and the putting on of apparel.” (1 Peter 3:3)
              Note: Adorning means to decorate or add beauty to as by putting on ornaments to make your “outward appearance more pleasing, attractive, impressive, enhancing, etc. for his eyes and flesh.
   From my reading I don’t see anywhere that Peter says it is a sin but he is explaining that these things are just for outward beauty and are not the way to win his soul! They are only decorations and have no spiritual influence.
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