|Colossians 3:9 |
9 Do not lie to one another,5 wholly strip off the old man with his deeds; [If you are still lying, you are in your flesh, the old man with his deeds, his fruit of the flesh that includes: sexual immorality, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, jesting, profanity, adultery, lack of restraint, sorcery, hatred, arguments, jealousies, rage, selfish ambition, divisiveness, envies, murders, drunkenness, revelries (partying), evil thoughts, fornications, wickedness, deceit, blasphemy, pride, anger, boasting, flattery, immodesty, immorality, and foolishness; any of these show the heart is still full of evil and disqualify any man from heaven.]
6 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fitting in the Lord. As the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be submissive to their own husbands in everything. Col 3:18, Eph 3:22,24. And let the wife see that she reverences her husband. Let your adorning not merely be an outward with elaborate braiding of hair, and wearing of jewelry or [elegant] apparel; But let it be the inward adorning of the hidden man of the heart, which is incorruptible, highlighted by a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 1 Pet 3:3-4. Let your beauty be the display of a demure spirit that is reserved, chaste, modest, humble, discreet, unassuming, restrained, quiet, unassertive, humble, unpretentious, meek, self-effacing, undemonstrative, sober, tasteful, proper, reasonable, and inconspicuous.
Wives, obey your husband. A KEY teaching that we received from the Word of the Lord within is: to defer (yield your will) to others — our children, our husbands, our wives, our friends. Practicing this alone can result in your significant spiritual progress. You should do this in all cases, unless it is immoral, dangerous, or of major consequence. Nor can you defer in religious matters if your husband is of a different religious persuasion and asks you to join him in his religion. So it is easy to be obedient as a Christian wife.