Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Adorning Yourself With Submission

Most women today go to great lengths to look pretty. They fix their hair, put on make up, buy beautiful clothing that looks good on their figure, and some even have surgery to look better. We like to look pretty! We want to feel good about ourselves.

However, the Bible doesn't say anything about these things helping a women to look pretty. God tells us that a meek and quiet spirit should be what we clothe ourselves with. Do you know what else the holy women of old adorned themselves with? "Being in subjection unto their own husbands."

Here, let me give you the entire verse ~

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. 
I Peter 3:5

So being submissive to our husbands is how God wants us to adorn ourselves! He doesn't care about fancy hairdos, lots of makeup, or expensive clothing. He wants our hearts in submission to our husbands. Why is this so important to Him?

I believe it is for the Gospel's sake. When we are submissive to our husbands, we are showing the world an example of the church's submission to Christ. When we are submissive, there is no more arguing or quarreling in our home. We give our opinions to our husbands, then allow them to make the final decision. When he asks us to do something, we obey immediately. There is peace and unity in our homes. Others see a couple who truly loves each other. The world is hungry to see this type of marriage.

When the world sees this in a marriage, it will attract them to marriage. It will attract them to the Christ living inside of us. They will want what we have since it is so different than what they see happening around them. They may hopefully want Christ to live inside of them, so they can live a life that is abundant and free from sin, condemnation, guilt, and the coming wrath. 

All of God's commands are so the world will see Jesus in us. They are completely contrary to the way the world lives which is on a broad path to destruction. We need to walk the narrow path that leads to life in hopes of attracting others to jump on the same narrow path with us.

Therefore women, be submissive to your husbands in everything. Learn what pleases them. Stop arguing with them completely. Respect their opinions and decisions. Allow them to lead your family the way they want. Stop adorning yourself with things the world says make a woman beautiful and adorn yourself with submission and a gentle and quiet spirit which is precious in the sight of God.