1 Peter Chapter 3
7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
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Matthew Henry's 1 Peter Chapter 3 Bible commentary...
The duties of wives and husbands. (1-7) Christians exhorted to agree. (8-13) And encouraged to patience under persecutions for righteousness' sake, considering that Christ suffered patiently. (14-22)1-7 The wife must discharge her duty to her own husband, though he obey not the word. We daily see how narrowly evil men watch the ways and lives of professors of religion. Putting on of apparel is not forbidden, but vanity and costliness in ornament. Religious people should take care that all their behaviour answers to their profession. But how few know the right measure and bounds of those two necessaries of life, food and raiment! Unless poverty is our carver, and cuts us short, there is scarcely any one who does not desire something beyond what is good for us. Far more are beholden to the lowliness of their state, than the lowliness of their mind; and many will not be so bounded, but lavish their time and money upon trifles. The apostle directs Christian females to put on something not corruptible, that beautifies the soul, even the graces of God's Holy Spirit. A true Christian's chief care lies in right ordering his own spirit. This will do more to fix the affections, and excite the esteem of a husband, than studied ornaments or fashionable apparel, attended by a froward and quarrelsome temper. Christians ought to do their duty to one another, from a willing mind, and in obedience to the command of God. Wives should be subject to their husbands, not from dread and amazement, but from desire to do well, and please God. The husband's duty to the wife implies giving due respect unto her, and maintaining her authority, protecting her, and placing trust in her. They are heirs together of all the blessings of this life and that which is to come, and should live peaceably one with another. Prayer sweetens their converse. And it is not enough that they pray with the family, but husband and wife together by themselves, and with their children. Those who are acquainted with prayer, find such unspeakable sweetness in it, that they will not be hindered therein. That you may pray much, live holily; and that you may live holily, be much in prayer.
8-13 Though Christians cannot always be exactly of the same mind, yet they should have compassion one of another, and love as brethren. If any man desires to live comfortably on earth, or to possess eternal life in heaven, he must bridle his tongue from wicked, abusive, or deceitful words. He must forsake and keep far from evil actions, do all the good he can, and seek peace with all men. For God, all-wise and every where present, watches over the righteous, and takes care of them. None could or should harm those who copied the example of Christ, who is perfect goodness, and did good to others as his followers.
14-22 We sanctify God before others, when our conduct invites and encourages them to glorify and honour him. What was the ground and reason of their hope? We should be able to defend our religion with meekness, in the fear of God. There is no room for any other fears where this great fear is; it disturbs not. The conscience is good, when it does its office well. That person is in a sad condition on whom sin and suffering meet: sin makes suffering extreme, comfortless, and destructive. Surely it is better to suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing, whatever our natural impatience at times may suggest. The example of Christ is an argument for patience under sufferings. In the case of our Lord's suffering, he that knew no sin, suffered instead of those who knew no righteousness. The blessed end and design of our Lord's sufferings were, to reconcile us to God, and to bring us to eternal glory. He was put to death in respect of his human nature, but was quickened and raised by the power of the Holy Spirit. If Christ could not be freed from sufferings, why should Christians think to be so? God takes exact notice of the means and advantages people in all ages have had. As to the old world, Christ sent his Spirit; gave warning by Noah. But though the patience of God waits long, it will cease at last. And the spirits of disobedient sinners, as soon as they are out of their bodies, are committed to the prison of hell, where those that despised Noah's warning now are, and from whence there is no redemption. Noah's salvation in the ark upon the water, which carried him above the floods, set forth the salvation of all true believers. That temporal salvation by the ark was a type of the eternal salvation of believers by baptism of the Holy Spirit. To prevent mistakes, the apostle declares what he means by saving baptism; not the outward ceremony of washing with water, which, in itself, does no more than put away the filth of the flesh, but that baptism, of which the baptismal water formed the sign. Not the outward ordinance, but when a man, by the regeneration of the Spirit, was enabled to repent and profess faith, and purpose a new life, uprightly, and as in the presence of God. Let us beware that we rest not upon outward forms. Let us learn to look on the ordinances of God spiritually, and to inquire after the spiritual effect and working of them on our consciences. We would willingly have all religion reduced to outward things. But many who were baptized, and constantly attended the ordinances, have remained without Christ, died in their sins, and are now past recovery. Rest not then till thou art cleansed by the Spirit of Christ and the blood of Christ. His resurrection from the dead is that whereby we are assured of purifying and peace.
Dornette's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment on 8/30/2014, 7:25am...
This chapter like the others, is reminding us to put God first in everything we do. We must love each other sincerely.Know our priorities are to God and doing his will.
Yolanda Russell's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment about verse 15 on 8/29/2014, 10:35am...
we need to be constantly studding Gods word too few Christians know Gods word or God ...we are not sharing the good news as we were commanded to do and not spending time in reading praying and waiting on the Holy Spirit who is our helper. The word of God must be like fire in our bones Jeremiah 20 vs 9 and Jermiah 5 vs 14 We have lost our passion and are luke warm like Reve 3 vs15
Martha's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment about verse 10 on 7/17/2014, 9:49am...
I feel that if a person has a lot of guile coming out of their mouth . hey has evil feeling in their heart towards themselves and other people . Bitterness and unforgiving feeling because of thing that have happen to them and they has not turned it over to GOD and layed it down at his feet . So that they can have peace and rest .
Saylien's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment on 5/22/2014, 6:25am...
First of all ! Blessed morning to you all I have to say that the book of peter this morning teaches us to humble our self and love one another and be a loving caring wife of husband and also I have to forgive one another do go to sleep angry with each other and trust in God be obedient to our God so we can recieve his blessing .
Buay.email@example.com's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment about verse 18 on 4/18/2014, 3:43am...
The Bibles selected was good and when you read they are clear and can turn most of the christian to normal life on the earth. keep on sending these good news to the congregation in the world.
Blessed's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment on 3/17/2014, 6:23am...
Today families are being torn apart Some say women working is to blame I say the lack of pray is the fault Families need to keep GOD first And realize when the enemy comes to rob kill and destroy pray is the answer Having a prayer life is part of being a christian Preaching the good news of the gospel is another part Knowing Jesus as your personal savior and everyone and everything subjected to JESUS is the most important part
BSP's 1 Peter Chapter 3 comment about verse 14 on 3/09/2014, 7:59pm...
Suffering in itself is not a pleasant thing but when we suffer for something that is good or for righteousness we are happy and proud Knowing that we are doing the right thing in God s eyes even though we may be going through pain helps us to endure that pain Having God s approval is worth anything that we may go through
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