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Summary: 4 of 6. Peter pressed & confirmed the crucial role of Christian governance regarding Christian marriage. But how is Christian governance addressed in our marital obligations? Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses/encompasses...

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C. CHRISTIAN GOVERNANCE-&-Marriage-IV—1Peter 3:1-7

Governance by God in Marriage.

Peter pressed & confirmed the crucial role of Christian governance regarding Christian marriage.

Christian governance is foundational in/to Christian marriage.

How is Christian governance addressed in our marital obligations?

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What does Christian governance or submission look like in Christian marriage?

2 applications of Christian governance for/in marriage.

2 aspects of Christian governance that are addressed in/within marriage.

Thus far we have discovered that Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses/encompasses...

1. A Submissive Attitude for WIVES(:1-6)

A. SOUL-WINNING CONDUCT(:1-2)

B. INWARD ADORNMENT(:3-4)

C. OBVIOUS REGARD(:5-6)

2—Christian governance in MARRIAGE addresses/encompasses...

A Submissive Attitude for HUSBANDS(:7)(2 aspects--A-B)

:7—“Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, & as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”

Having directed “wives”(3:1-6) in their submissive posture, the submissive posture of “husbands” is now addressed by the apostle Peter.

* A Submissive Attitude for HUSBANDS addresses/encompasses two things...

A. UNDERSTANDING TOGETHERNESS(3 aspects--i-iii)(:7a-d)

B. UNHINDERED PRAYERS(:7e)

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A Submissive Attitude for HUSBANDS addresses/encompasses...

A. UNDERSTANDING TOGETHERNESS(3 aspects--i-iii)(:7a-d)

:7a—“Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding,...”

!NO, this is NOT saying that it is ‘okay to live together’ ‘before’ marriage!...This describes ‘living together’ within marriage!

‘Living together’(shackin’ up) before marriage sets up a negative precept for an ‘ongoing’ relationship...It prepares you for loss rather than for commitment. Marriage is about commitment! It is about making a life-long commitment to the other person(spouse) before God & His church. ‘Christian’ Marriage is to picture one’s blissful commitment to God.

“Dwelling together” as husband & wife has everything to do with mutual respect born of cherishing one another as one’s own. It encompasses intimacy in it’s purest most godly aspects of what is meant in ‘nurturing.’

A “husband’s” calling & submissive posture is to approach his “dwelling” together as “husband” & “wife”(gunaikeiov—AKA ‘femininity’) “with understanding/knowledge(gnwsin).”

“Understanding speaks of being sensitive & considering his wife’s deepest physical & emotional needs.”—MNTC

*Without such an “understanding” on the part of the “husband”, the marriage will not thrive.

“Husbands”—anhr—Noun Masc.—1) with reference to sex—1a) Of a male, 1b) Of a husband, 1c) Of a betrothed or future husband; 2) With reference to age, & to distinguish an adult man from a boy; 3) Any male; 4) Used generically of a group of both men & women. Strong—A man(properly as an individual male).

“Likewise”(See 3:1)—omoiwv—Adverb—1) Likewise, equally, in the same way. Strong—Similarly. Used 30X.?From the base of—omou—genitive case of omov (the same; akin to ama[properly--at the "same" time, but freely used as a preposition or adverb denoting close association]) as adverb; At the same place or time.

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