BEING HEIRS TOGETHER

From his perspective as a married man, Peter views Kingdom couples "as being heirs together of the grace of life". The Lord used Peter in many ways and this word on marriage is one of them (1 Peter 3).

While the words to wives come first, he leaves some strong words to husbands for later:

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, - v1

when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. - v2

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel - v3

rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. - v4

For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, - v5

as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. - v6

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To the husbands he says:

"Husbands, likewise,

dwell with them with understanding,

giving honour to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as

being heirs together of the grace of life,

that your prayers may not be hindered." - v.7

Remember Romans 8'17? It says that the children of God are:

"... heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together".

Peter is reminding the husband to keep in the forefront of his mind that he and his wife, as Believers, are "heirs together of the grace of life". So live like it!

Certainly Aquila and Priscilla, that notable Kingdom couple portrayed in the Book of Acts, showed their "joint heirs' disposition.