A Woman is Beautiful when she is submissive to her Husband or when she has a SUBMISSIVE attitude.
1 Peter 3:5-65 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. NIV
1 Peter 3:3-5
3 Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.Holy Bible, New Living Translation
Ps 45:1111 For your royal husband delights in your beauty;honor him, for he is your lord. Holy Bible, New Living Translation
Prov 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. NIV
This is what happens ot those with only external beauty
15 "'But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his. 16 You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places, where you carried on your prostitution. Such things should not happen, nor should they ever occur.NIV
Hi Don, grace and peace.
Nice thoughts, Scripturally sound, Amen to that. Praise God.
well the way i see it if their character in the way they act is right would it not reflect this also on their appearance well at least to a degree. I know many beautiful women that have this outward appearancwe so it noticable but inside their hearts they ugly?.
I saying simply this submissiveness does not mean u are a slave it just shows the love u have for someone openly and if u do not have that kind of love you can not fake it for long for it will be seen and heard too. .
May I add that to a man if his wife is going to do as she pleases weather or not he agrees to it grieves his inner self and their can be no rel joy in the marriage and if a wife persists in having her own way and yet professing she yeilds to Gods will she is but deceiving themselves..
True beauty is seen in the lives of what we do not what we look like on our outward appearance . yes we can wear a gr8 big grin on our face and have the appearance we are rightous and pious but the Lord can not sanction our behavior or over-look it the consecuenes of doing your own will maynot be seen right off but inevitably later and it may take a few years to catch up to you but you will pay derly for this pretense! .
WE had last week a pastors wife from the islands of ST. LUCIA originally speak to us on fathers day her message was not only addresed to the fathers but to the wives also, her message was so powerful in that it strips away any pretense / ,, wives that in front of others hold their husbands arm but in private have no respect or love for their man and do not even sleep with him. THIS pastors wife was far from being beautiful in her appearance but honestly speaking she looked beautiful because of her actions in how she held herself . . Ido not want to say anymore less Iget in trouble but ladies do not think your actions toward your man you said I do too is not seen by others .
Sometimes there are women who are actually not that attractive, but after a while you find yourself drawn to them as friends, mentors, and for you guys as potential partners. Inner beauty shines outward and can't be hidden, however, the bible says that women should submit themselves to their husbands "in the Lord"
We did a serious study on this once and "in the Lord" means that God is to be consulted first, if what a husband asked, or suggests is outside of a womans duty to the Lord, she does not have to submit.
EG White goes on to say that if a woman submits to every suggestion of her husband she will loose her individuality and eventually his respect.
Christian countries enjoyed peace for a long time because the relationship of marriage was looked upon as an equal arrangement and where the husband respected the wife for her abilities and the wife gave due respect to her husband. Yet, if a man is not worthy of respect and is vile and angry or demeaning or even as AH says: morose the wife will get sickly and suffer. No, a woman must submit but only as is fit in the Lord. Anyone who wants a submissive doormat may as well become a muslim as the Leader of Musim in Australia admitted recently that the muslim religion was a religion to force submission.No a christian husband will respect and love his wife and
value her abilities and opinion and respect her as the homemaker and mother and wife. AH says that the husband is the houseband and that he is to support and uphold the Mothers word as law and support her. That doesn't sound like a doormat does it, it sounds like a man who values and upholds his wifes abilities so that she is able to be the Mother and Wife that God intended her to be.
The three things that humans crave is acceptance, love, and to be valued. Therefore a man who is in Christ will give these things to his wife and she in return will respect and honour him. It's a two way street. Beauty is in love and respect.
yes, this is the very quote I was thinking of regading the husband, but as for the one at the top relative to the wife, the point you are making is????
If a woman behaves like that, to me there is something missing, sounds like a woman who was not getting any assistance and sunk into drugery and ended up being robotic in her role.
there are a thousand nay million more quotes that show that a woman is often left unassisted and falls into drugery and end up in an early grave while the father and children sit idle....
you could search till you lose your eyesight to find quotes ..... they are both for and against... but i agree with Sophia Loren in this point "there is nothing that makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is loved...." sophia Loren
One can only wonder what it was that started her on that murmuring track in the first place....
lack of love in a male or female heart brings discontent... all can find love in Christ and then shine it out to others.
Quacinda, what a beautiful name. thanks for those words, they were very beautiful. I feel you are really getting a lot of blessings out of your book.