No doubt the stress of persecution happening in the Roman Empire as Peter wrote this text, led to discord and fights in the home, particularly between husband and wife. Peter also attempts to correct the common scenario of how a woman should react if she was married to a husband who had not yet come to Christ.This was very important because wives in the ancient world were often viewed as property.
When a marriage does not function properly, it mars the image of God and it breaks down every aspect of society.
For this reason, from the very beginning of creation, the home has been under attack.
Most Christians do not know what a proper marriage should look like, so when they get eventually married they live out the models they have seen or experienced in the home they grew up in.
Scripture calls us to a higher model which is God’s original plan for the man and the woman.
In this text, we will see What characteristics of a godly marriage does Peter focus on as seen in the roles of the man and woman?
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.Many of us have grown up with bad models of marriage.These bad models are promoted on television, in the media, and sometimes in our own home.What should we be aiming for when we are looking for a wife or a husband for those who are single?