A Gentle and Quiet Spirit
Get a Grip on Being a Wife-Part 2

Getting a Grip on Your Marriage-part 5

1 Peter 3:3-4   March 7, 2004

Seth Gatchell

 

1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV) Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

What Inhibits Beauty?

Proverbs 11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

What Inhibits Beauty?

Proverbs 21:19 Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.

Quarrelsome -

Ill-tempered -

What Inhibits Beauty?

Being happy is something you  bring   

to a marriage,

not something you  extract   from it.

What Inhibits Beauty?

No husband was ever   pushed  closer to his wife.

A man is  attracted  to his wife.

Recapturing Beauty

Revelation 2:4-5 You have forsaken your first love.

Remember the height from which you have fallen

Repent, and

Do the things you did at first.

What is Inner Beauty?

A Quiet   Spirit.

1 Peter 3:4 (Living) Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the lasting charm of a gentle and quiet spirit that is so precious to God.

What is Inner Beauty?

A Quiet   Spirit.

1 Peter 3:4 (Message) …your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.

Quiet spirit-

What is Inner Beauty?

A Quiet   Spirit.

Lesson: A quiet-spirit woman is confident that God is good. She trusts God   with her deepest relational, emotional and physical needs, not her husband.

What is Inner Beauty?

A Gentle   Spirit.

1 Peter 3:4 (GW) Rather, beauty is something internal that can't be destroyed. Beauty expresses itself in a gentle and quiet attitude which God considers precious.

Gentle spirit-

What is Inner Beauty?

A Gentle   Spirit.

Gentleness makes it safer  for a man to be involved with his wife, safer for him to   initiate with relationship and responsibility.

Becoming a Woman of  Beauty

Proverbs 31:10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Becoming a Woman of  Beauty

Proverbs 31:11-12 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Becoming a Woman of  Beauty

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Becoming a Woman of  Beauty

Genesis 17:15-16 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her ‘Sarai’; her name will be ‘Sarah’.”

“Sarai” - 

“Sarah” -

Becoming a Woman of  Beauty

Heb. 11:11 By faith Sarah …received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.

Becoming a Woman of  Beauty

Deep, rich inner beauty begins with a personal encounter with God that begins to transform a woman’s heart to believe that Someone sees her as a                    . She is already loved and a person of great value. Who she is  grows in beauty!