I. Introduction: See part 1 of this lesson before proceeding. Like the husband being a good leader, the role of the wife takes work too.
A. A woman can easily throw out that she is the subordinate in the marriage relationship (I Peter 3:1-6) and blame her husband for things going wrong.
- A woman cannot err and expect to be excused because her husband didn’t prevent it (Genesis 3:9-13 and I Timothy 2:13-15).
- We should all realize we are each accountable for our own actions even when leaders fail to lead (Romans 14:11-12 and II Corinthians 5:10).
- Question: Do you want your husband to trust you and believe you will be good for him (Proverbs 31:10-12)?
- Question: Would you want to be known as a Jezebel (I Kings 21:25)?
II. Body: Being A “Help Meet” [Aid] (Genesis 2:18).
A. Part 1 of this series concluded with Titus 2:3-5. Let’s look at some of those points more closely.
- Godly women are taught to be sober (I Thessalonians 5:6).
- To love their husbands (i.e. Song of Solomon 3:1-5).
- To love their children (Proverbs 4:3).
- Discretion [moderate as to opinion or passion]. Not like Proverbs 7:10-12
- Chaste [pure] (I Peter 3:1-4 and I John 3:3).
- Keepers at home [*that is if following the pattern of the woman being at home] (I Timothy 5:11-14) .
- Good (I Timothy 5:10).
- Obedient so that the word of God be not blasphemed (see again; I Timothy 5:14). Thus, it is not just personal between you and your husband!
- Do all that you can so that he can live joyfully with you (Ecclesiastes 9:9).
- Be a home builder (Proverbs 14:1).
- In his business affairs (Acts 18:1-4).
- If you are a wife at home, guiding [managing] the household (again; I Timothy 5:14). IF, a man works hard he should be able to come home to rest rather than to switch hats from laborer outside to laborer inside the home (Ecclesiastes 5:12).
- Remember that marriage includes some authorized carnality wherein you should seek to please your husband (I Corinthians 7:34).
- Remember the importance of giving your body to him as he does his to you for pleasure in the bedroom (I Corinthians 7:3-4 and Hebrews 13:4).
- Don’t be a wife like Job’s if your husband is going through difficult times (Job 2:9).
III. Conclusion: Both the husband and the wife should ultimately be most concerned about saving each other even if it would appear unlikely (I Corinthians 7:16).
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