Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
—1 Peter 3:1-9
by: Kennedy Ochs.
We often get swept up by the attractiveness of a dynamic speaker who captures everyone’s attention. That person may have a flashy personality, boast about being filled with God, and call everyone to follow their lead. But those are not the qualities that get God’s attention. In verse 4, we find a reminder that it is a gentle and quiet spirit that God values. This is what truly shows those around us that we are filled with God and that we walk with Him. While this may not attract others to us, it does attract others to God. And that is clearly the most important thing.