If you yearn to live a life of meaning and purpose, joy and peace, then Christianityworks is for you: full of life-changing, practical Bible teaching to help you live out the victory that you already have, in Jesus Christ.

Berni - ceo, Christianityworks

What She Needs

1 Peter 3:7 In the same way, you husbands should live with your wives in an understanding way, since they are weaker than you. You should show them respect, because God gives them the same blessing he gives you-the grace of true life. Do this so that nothing will stop your prayers from being heard.

Listen to the radio broadcast of

What She Needs


Download audio file Subscribe to podcast

As the respective roles of men and women continue to change, it’s not always easy, either as the man or the woman, to know how to relate to each other.

In these days of political correctness, some things in the Bible can appear incredibly out of touch with contemporary thinking – particularly those things that talk of the respective roles of men and women. Here’s a great example:

1 Peter 3:7 In the same way, you husbands should live with your wives in an understanding way, since they are weaker than you. You should show them respect, because God gives them the same blessing he gives you-the grace of true life. Do this so that nothing will stop your prayers from being heard.

Hang on, women weaker than men?! Aren’t they the ones that have the babies? I mean can you imagine the howls of protest if some man got up at a women’s conference and started referring to them as the weaker ones?

So, it’s a passage I’ve pondered in my own life, over and over again. If God’s Word is true, what does this Scripture mean today in the Twenty-First Century, in this day of equality and equity? In this day, when thankfully, women are no longer chattels belonging to their husbands. What’s God trying to tell me as a husband, about my wife?

So, here’s the picture I have in my head of this so-called “weaker vessel”. She’s like an exquisite, handcrafted porcelain vase; a thing of great beauty and value, sitting up there on the mantelpiece for me to admire.

And God, here, is saying to us men, maybe you’re physically stronger, but value her. Honour her. Cherish her. It’s the right thing to do. It’s what your wife really wants. It’s God’s command to each and every husband.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


Comments


We'd love to know what you think

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Almost there ...

Congo Card

Thanks! We are just processing your donation.

Your gift is going to help us reach so many more people with the good news of Jesus.

People like the terrorist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who had killed many people, but laid down his gun when he heard a Christianityworks broadcast.

So thank you - not only for waiting, but for your love and generosity in helping to reach the lost around the globe with the saving love of Jesus!

May the Lord bless you mightily.