I thought this would be a fun way to kind of showcase the highlights of our 31 Day study. Don’t take it too serious.
Missy’s Ten Commandments for Godly Wives:
1. Thou shall accept God’s word as absolute truth;
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJ): 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2. Thou shall honor God’s design for marriage and act accordingly;
1 Corinthians 11:3 (NIV): 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God.
Ephesians 5:23 (NIV): For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
3. Thou shall RESPECT your husband (even if circumstances do not warrant);
Ephesians 5:33 (NIV): However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
4. Thou shall submit to your husband;
Ephesians 5:22-24 (NIV): 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Titus 2:4 (NLT): 4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes,[b] to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
5. Thou shall act as a helpmate to your husband as women were created for men;
Genesis 2:18 (NKJ): Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.
1 Corinthians 11:8-9 (NLT): 8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. 9 And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man.
6 Thou shall bring good to your husband every day, even when he doesn’t deserve it. Do whatever you have to do in order to honor him. Do nice things for him, speak kind words, etc.
Proverbs 31:11-12 (NLT): Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
7. Thou shall have a gentle kind, kind, and quite spirit, knowing the power of your words. Your words can either build up or tear down your husband, choose wisely. Furthermore, know when and when not to speak.
Proverbs 14:1(NLT): A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 15:1 – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger
1 Peter 3:4 (NIV): 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.
8. Thou shall take care of the household and your family, showing appreciation for the things your husband can provide and making your house a home, haven, or a place he longs to be;
Proverbs 19:13-A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
Proverbs 21:9-Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
9. Thou shall respect and take care of yourself. Do not neglect yourself, spiritually or physically, in the caring of your family.
Proverbs 31:22 (NIV): She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
While it is true that outward beauty should not be our primary focus, it is not forbidden to make yourself look nice. Furthermore, sex has always been an important part in marriage-it is biblical. In Proverbs 31, the women takes great pains in making sure her bedroom is a special place and does spend money and time making herself presentable (purple cloth was for royals because it was expensive and time-consuming to make).
10. Thou shall honor your wedding vows and take the “D” word out of your vocabulary. “Till death do us part” means something; act like it. Choose to love even when you don’t feel it; stand by your man-for better, for worse, in sickness and health.
Matthew 19:9 (NLT): 9 And I tell you this, whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery—unless his wife has been unfaithful.
Well, that is it in a nutshell. Later today, I plan to come back and address an issue that was brought to my attention this morning regarding our husbands’ part in our marriages. Check back later today and then join me tomorrow as we close out this study.