'' WIVES, KNOW WHO YOU ARE!''
1.) Gen.2:18 ''
I will make him an help meet for him''
(A) Woman was created to be a loving companion for man and a helper for him .
(B) As such she was to share his responsibility and cooperate with him in fulfilling God's purpose for his life and the life of their family.
2.) Eph.5:2 '' Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands , as unto the Lord.''
(A) The wife is given the God-appointed task of helping and submitting to her husband. Her duty to her husband includes:
1.) LOVE: Titus 2:4 ''That they may teach the women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.
'' 2.) RESPECT: Eph. 5:33 ''And the wife see that she reverence her husband.'' 3.) 1 Peter 3:1-2 ''Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husband, that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation ( behavior) of the wife. While they behold your chaste (virtuous, pure, spotless) conversation, coupled with fear.
'' 4.) SUBMISSIVENENESS: 1 Peter 3:5 ''For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands.'' A wife submiss.
Note: A wife submissiveness to her husband is seen by God as an actual part of her obedience to Jesus as unto the Lord.
5.) Gen. 2:22-23 '' And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because, she was taken out of man.
1 Peter 3:6 '' Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord: whose daughters
ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.''