Sarah Series- Introduction
1 Peter 3:1-6 [NKJV]
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, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 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. 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
Note the first word in the Bible quote above.
Who are Peter and God addressing?
That’s right! They are addressing wives. They are not addressing preachers, husbands, or males. They are not addressing the “teachers”, scholars, or “authoritative figures as intermediaries to interpret the writing for the “wives”. They are directly addressing WIVES!
God trusts us with His Word!
He will teach us through the Holy Spirit!
Here are some of my discoveries as I pressed in to the Lord and sought the truth about what HE and Peter were saying. I would encourage anyone who reads anything I write to be sure to DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK!
Don’t trust ME, Trust GOD!
In order to better understand and obey God’s instructions to me, I spent quite a bit of time reading, studying, researching, meditating upon, and praying about just how Sarah was.
Here are the pages of the “Sarah Series”. I wrote pages 1-5.
David Leigh wrote the insightful articles published in 6-7.
- Sarah Series #1: “even as Sara obeyed Abraham calling him lord”
- Sarah Series #2: Sarai means “contentious”
- Sarah Series #3: YOU are her DAUGHTERS!
- Sarah Series #4: “you are Sarah’s daughters IF you…”
- Sarah Series #5: the authority of daughters of Sarah
- Sarah Series #6: The Egalitarian Marriage of a True Patriarch by David R. Leigh
- Sarah Series #7: On the use of submission in 1 Peter by David R. Leigh
Another insight on a lovely thread weaving through scripture struck me very deeply while reading 1 Peter 1: “keeper”