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Day Five- A Word for Women

Friday, November 13th, 2009

1 Peter 3:1-5 (TNIV)

1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own 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, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4 Rather, 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. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands.

One mark of purity in a woman’s life is that she does not view and use beauty wrongly.  The types of things that women think of as beautiful are as varied as the types of women in the world.  Some yearn for physical beauty, some for intelligent lives, and some for charm.  The problem is not these things in and of themselves.  The problem is when we trust in them to get what we want from life, in particular to get what we want from the opposite sex.   The courageous woman of God puts her hope in God – not herself, outer beauty, or in a husband (present or future) – but in God.  This is true beauty. This gives her the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in God’s sight.  She knows that her Lord will provide, and will come through.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:

May wives and single young women believe the Word again - that true unfading beauty in women comes from putting their hope in God, giving them a gentle and quiet spirit because they trust that God will provide and God will come through. Let’s ask God to give the wives and young single women courageous and submissive hearts to put their hope in the Lord alone and receive true beauty.

Day Four- A Word for Men

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Day Three

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Day Two

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Lust-Beauty

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Day One

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