She helps her husband by praying, and she worships the Lord through God-glorifying living.
Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers(Hebrews 13:4).
God’s Word has a lot to say about the sanctity of marriage, purity, roles, and walking in accordance with His standards. His standards are high and holy and glorious because all of His ways are righteous and just. God esteems marriage and the sanctity of marriage is beautiful and honorable. Marriage is a good thing.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He (Deuteronomy 32:4).
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22).
Throughout the scriptures, we find women of exemplary faith, women who trusted in the sovereignty of God. They put their hope and trust in God. Despite their circumstances, not all the godly women of the bible had believing husbands who served the Lord; some husbands were disobedient to the Word of God.
Please read about the life of Esther, her husband, King Xerxes; he had no reverence for God, yet Queen Esther was a radiant woman. God used her courage and wisdom to save His people from annihilation (extinction).
Read about Abigail and her poise; she is a woman who speaks with restraint and wisdom. She was married to Nabal, whose name literally means fool. It clearly states he chose to live a life apart from God; he was harsh and did what was evil. He was known as a fool, mean and cruel.
Every true woman of God will die to her own self‐life daily and all day long so that Christ Jesus may be glorified and exemplified in her life.
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate, not as inferior, but out of respect for the responsibilities entrusted to husbands and their accountability to God, and so partnering with them] so that even if some do not obey the word [of God], they may be won over [to Christ] without discussion by the godly lives of their wives,
(1 Peter 3:1). Amplified
Let me be very candid with you; disobeying God’s Word never brings results. Walking in disobedience brings strife, bitterness, resentment, disorder, chaos, and hardness of heart, possibly leading to hatred and wretched thoughts. We surely do not want to give the devil a foothold.
Admitting the truth, confessing our sins and failures with God, and seeking a safe accountability partner who shares God’s absolute truth and conveys the gospel will help us walk with Christ and walk in victory.
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37).
We must combat the lies and deception by keeping God’s Word hidden in our hearts, reading and studying the scriptures so that God will give us the wisdom to walk in His ways and apply His truth to our lives. It is all by His grace and His working and the Holy Spirits’ work in our lives.
2 Corinthians 11:3 ESV, But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3 came to mind because I love Paul’s concern for their faithfulness to the Church at Corinth. Paul magnifies Christ; He is the Bridegroom King. Paul is telling the church to be faithful to one Husband, betrothed to Christ Jesus, and the importance of being a worthy Bride; the church without spot or blemish, undivided in their loyalties and affections to Christ. He wanted them to set their affections on Christ, not being led astray by others.
Paul then says, just like the serpent deceived Eve by his cunningness: trickery, false wisdom. Like Eve in the garden, the serpent brought confusion and deceived Eve through her mind and intellect. Paul is warning the church about those who bring confusion. False teachers, a different spirit, deceitful workers, false apostles, definitely not the Holy Spirit, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23).
2 Corinthians 11:4 says, For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!
We must stay devoted to Christ and not put up with the deceitfulness of false teachers and the like. We must stay in God’s Word because it is the true source for the answers we need. The trials and the temptations of life will come but let us be steadfast in our walk with Christ.
Remember, there is grace and forgiveness, and we do not have to be held in bondage over our sins. The blood of Jesus has washed us clean for those who have put their faith and trust in Christ.
Read Romans 6
I share all this to say it is vital that our walks with the Lord are legit. I love when our Pastor preaches about not walking in duplicity or hypocrisy.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16).
Dear Heavenly Father
You are the Mighty God and there is no other, thank You that You are the Mighty defender and all of Your ways are right and just. Thank You for lavishing us with Your great love, thank You for the Gospel and all that Jesus has done by paying the price that we deserved, He shed His precious blood for our sins He died and was buried and on the third day, He rose from the grave. Thank You that we can have a right relationship with You, please restore what was lost in the Graden of Eden when everything was right and perfect and one day You will restore all things fully and completely, we will fully understand until then Lord help us to live for You wholeheartedly devoted to You and Your ways. Please help us in our marriages that this union will honor and glorify You. Be exalted in our lives O’ LORD and help us to pray fervently, expose the enemies’ deceptive tactics and help us to not be deceived by his cunning plots and plans may Your will be done in our lives, and may all of Your purposes in our lives be fulfilled.
Jesus Christ died for our sins and that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4