1 Peter 3
1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
Just as at work, a house without God will not get along to well. Put The Word in everything you do and you will see blessings come.
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Don't argue with unbelievers. Within your house or out. Plant The Word and let them think on it alone.
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
Do you know how to judge correctly? You can't do that by what they are wearing. Only by beliefs and actions.
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
A good wife will be there when her husband needs to see the Christian way. This goes both ways!
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:
You want your loved ones to see you in a different light than that way of the world. Make sure they see you in The Light of Christ.
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.
Love one another the way Sara did Abram. Let go of the little things and love one another The Way God intended. "Amazement" Greek word "Ptoeomai" = "terror or calamity". Don't be in fear of one another. That isn't love, but control.
7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
What goes for one, goes for the other in marriage. There isn't one above another, other than God as The Head of our lives.
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Show that love by giving of yourself and most importantly God's Word. If they reject it, move on, others are waiting for that love.
9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
Yep! You're above them that hate you. You have power over them. Want a blessing? Let God handle those that hate The Truth.
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
This doesn't mean to be silent when evil is around. It means to enjoy life no matter what it brings you and let the foolish fight each other. A REAL Christian wont conform to evil ways and will stand against it. They will fight the good fight. We know you can't fix those that refuse, so we plant that seed being the salt of the earth and let our Father take care of the rest.
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Simplicity! If you missed it, re-read it.
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
Christians understand that this flesh is just that. Flesh, our spirits are far more important. They can't take what they can't touch. Rom. 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (God is on YOUR SIDE! Not even satan nor his angles can touch you.) Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
When you do what's right, you're in complete peace of mind.
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
With The Lord God in your hearts you study His letter to you and you speak it when you see it needed. Today, that's every second of everyday.
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
BELIEVE me, many are not going to like what you have to say if you're a REAL Christian. Even the "Christians".
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
The end is reward for the good and punishment for the evil. We can have reward in the flesh knowing The Truth Now. It's called peace of mind.
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Christ showed us. As REAL Christians, we know we can handle whatever may come because we look for that day this flesh is no more.
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
If they put you in prison for preaching The Truth, physically or metaphorically use it as an opportunity to do God's Work.
20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Many are given the opportunity to choose and few want the right choice. They want the ground rather than The Way to be saved. There is a flood of lies in the world today. Only The Word can bring you to safety.
21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
That baptism is by faith in the resurrection of Jesus and it cleanses your soul, not your flesh.
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
Christ Jesus Yahshua The Only One we go through to become new in these flesh body's The Only One that can bring us to be born from above.