Marriage and Family – Ephesians 5:22–6:9

Read the Passage: Ephesians 5:22–6:9

Marriage (5:22–33)

Paul reminded believers at Eph. 5:21 that we are to submit to one another. Indeed, submission is necessary in all areas of life for the world to function well. This includes the following relationship: Continue reading Marriage and Family – Ephesians 5:22–6:9

Christian Marriage – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-12

Guidelines for Wives (3:1–6)

Submission is a concept that is incorporated into the dynamics of every human relationship, including: the state/citizen relationship, the employer/employee relationship, the slave/master relationship, the pastor/layman relationship, the parent/child relationship, the husband/wife relationship, and the God/believer relationship. After discussing the state/citizen relationship and the slave/master relationship in 1 Pet. 2:13–25, Peter turns to the husband/wife relationship in 1 Pet. 3:1–7. Continue reading Christian Marriage – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Christian Living – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-25

Honorable Conduct (2:11–12)

In 1 Pet. 2:11–12 Peter writes of the glorification of God by the Gentiles that will happen in one of two ways. God will be glorified either (1) by their conversion on account of being convicted by believers’ example, or, more likely, (2) by their admission of guilt at their own judgment “in the day of visitation” (1 Pet. 2:12). Admittedly this is a difficult and sobering teaching, however we should be comforted by the idea that believers and unbelievers alike will eventually bow down and worship Jesus (cf. Phil. 2:9–11). Continue reading Christian Living – 1 Peter 2:11-25