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Jeannie Koh
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LAB184 The Future Hope for Suffering
1 Peter 5:10-11
LAB182 The Art of War Part 2
1 Peter 5:8-10
LAB181 The Art of War Part 1
1 Peter 5:8-9
The Tale of Two Covenants
Hebrews 8:1-9:10
LAB180 Ways to cross-reference to understand a passage rightly
1 Peter 5:8-9
LAB177 God's Grace means I just sit back and relax? Hah! Think Again!!
1 Peter 5:7-9
LAB176 Three Ways to Fight Anxiety
1 Peter 5:7-8
LAB175 Why Romans 5:21 refers to imputed righteousness
Romans 5:20-6:2
LAB174 God relieves the humble of their fears
1 Peter 5:6-7
LAB170 Reading the passage supernaturally
1 Peter 5:2-3
LAB168 Reading Narratives to See Truths
Acts 16:19-31
LAB165 The Surpassing Wonder of the Truth of Election
Acts 13:46-49
LAB165 The Importance of Forming a Worldview
1 Peter 4:12-19
LAB161 Divine Conception and the Joyful Purpose of Christ's Arrival
Matthew 1:18-25
LAB160 The Ground for Seeking Purity of Faith in Suffering
1 Peter 4:17-18
LAB159 Seven Ways God honours us so we don't have to be ashamed for being Christians
1 Peter 4:16
LAB158 A Simple Verse With More Than Meets The Eye
1 Peter 4:15
LAB157 God Gives Us A Taste of Future Glory Now
1 Peter 4:14
LAB156 A Tale of Two Joys
1 Peter 4:13
LAB155 Using Word Searches to Understand Persecution in Peter
1 Peter 4:12
LAB154 Complaining in the right spirit
Jeremiah 12:1
LAB153 Don't Miss the Wonder of an Introduction
Galatians 1:3-5
Ask Questions to Reveal the Text's Dense Logic
1 Peter 4:10-11
LAB150 The Jigsaw Puzzle of Change
2 Corinthians 3:15-18
LAB148 Mine Within the Immediate Context First
1 Peter 4:10
LAB147 To See Requires God's Extraordinary Power
2 Corinthians 4:6-7
LAB146 Using varied contexts to understand godly hospitality
1 Peter 4:9
LAB145 How love helps cover sins by others
1 Peter 4:8
LAB144 The Levels of A Doxology
Romans 11:33-36
LAB143 Using Search Tool for Big Ideas like "Last Days"
1 Peter 4:7
LAB142 Praying after God's WORD when dealing with sin
Psalms 19:12-13
LAB141 Ground, Context and Logic to Determine Who the Dead are
1 Peter 4:6
LAB140 Loving Enemies and Trusting God's Justice
1 Peter 4:5
LAB139 Holiness defined by context, in part
1 Thessalonians 4:11-13
LAB138 The Inference that Leads to Meaningful Work
1 Corinthians 15:58
LAB137 The Ground For Not Boasting in Men
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
LAB136 What baptism has to do with salvation
1 Peter 3:21-22
LAB135 Show the World A Life Worth Living
1 Peter 4:3-4
LAB 134 Living for Godly Passions
1 Peter 4:2
LAB133 Who Are The Antichrists
1 John 2:18-19
LAB132 Christ died to make us dead to sin
1 Peter 4:1
LAB131 Can a True Christian Fall Away from God?
1 John 2:19
LAB130 Decrypting Confusing Bible Verses
1 Peter 3:19-20
LAB 129 It is the LORD who raises us up after we fall into sin
Micah 7:7-9
LAB128 Jesus Came to Ultimately Glorify God
Romans 15:8-9
LAB127 The Prayer for Fearless Contentment
Philippians 4:6-7
LAB126 No Other God
Deuteronomy 33:26-27
LAB125 How the OT Promises is Ours
Isaiah 41:10
LAB124 Prepare Your Heart for Cancer
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
LAB123 The Cross is to Bring Us to God
1 Peter 3:18
LAB122 The Keys to Knowing How to Live
Psalms 100:1-5
LAB121  God Wills Sin Done Against Us Without Sinning
1 Peter 3:17
LAB120 Meditating on the Word
James 3:17-18
LAB119 Treasure Jesus More than Safety
1 Peter 3:14-16
LAB118 God's blessings in suffering
1 Peter 3:14
LAB117 Sovereign God May Harm Us for Ultimate Good
1 Peter 3:13
LAB116 Love Your Enemies for Your Own Sake
1 Peter 3:9-12
LAB115 The Heart of the Christian Faith
Colossians 2:13-14
LAB114 How can we bless those who revile us?
1 Peter 3:8-9
LAB113 God Blesses Us to Bless the World
Psalms 67:1-7
LAB112 Election Gives Evangelism Power
2 Timothy 2:8-10
LAB111 Do Not Diminish God's Love for You
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
LAB 109 Believe God more than my pain and loss
John 11:1-6
LAB108 The Saving Power of a Fearless Wife
1 Peter 3:1-6
LAB107 Saved by Grace But Not Without War
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Only by Christ's atonement and substitution, will I be able to follow Christ's example of doing good in responding to evil
1 Peter 2:21-25
God's Wise Sayings are delightfully trustworthy
Proverbs 22:17-19
God is Faithful to Himself Above All Else
2 Timothy 2:11-13
Do good when mistreated, keeping God and His reward in mind.
1 Peter 2:18-20
LAB102 Live on Earth as Citizens of Heaven
1 Peter 2:13-17
LAB101 Holy God became like us
Philippians 2:3-8
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LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
1 Peter 3:7
LAB110 Your Prayers Hang on Your Marriage
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Published April 9th, 2016; Updated April 9th, 2016
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1 Peter 3:7
Οἱ ἄνδρες ὁμοίως,
In the same way, husbands
συνοικοῦντες κατὰ γνῶσιν
live, dwell together with understanding that comes from experience and first-hand learning
ὡς ἀσθενεστέρῳ σκεύει τῷ γυναικείῳ,
(considering) your wife
Means, and action (the means is the action)
as the weaker vessel
ἀπονέμοντες τιμὴν
according them with honour
Means, and action (means is the action)
ὡς καὶ συγκληρονόμοις
as joint, shared, fellow inheritors
χάριτος ζωῆς
of the grace of life
εἰς τὸ μὴ ἐγκόπτεσθαι τὰς προσευχὰς ὑμῶν.
for the purpose to not hinder or thwart your prayers.
Οἱ ἄνδρες ὁμοίως, συνοικοῦντες κατὰ γνῶσιν ὡς ἀσθενεστέρῳ σκεύει τῷ γυναικείῳ, ἀπονέμοντες τιμὴν ὡς καὶ συγκληρονόμοις χάριτος ζωῆς εἰς τὸ μὴ ἐγκόπτεσθαι τὰς προσευχὰς ὑμῶν.
Study Questions from Dr Piper 1. Explain the “Likewise” at the beginning of 1 Peter 3:7 . For help, reread the previous verses ( 1 Peter 2:13–3:6 ). This section is overall part of how to live as believer exiles in this world, 1 Peter 2:9-3:6 1 Peter 2:13 Specifically, how various groups are to submit to the institutions in this world for the Lord's sake. Here how husbands are to submit for the Lord's sake to the institution of marriage. So likewise, in the same way how the husband is to be a husband for the Lord's sake. 2. When it says a husband must live with his wife “in an understanding way,” what things should he understand? Begin with the immediate context. The things the husband is to understand here are the following: Honour (protection, leadership, provision, initiative) Woman Weaker vessel Heirs Grace Grace of Life In what way are prayers relevant here? How are prayers hindered? 3. Now, read 1 Peter 1:14–15 and 1 Thessalonians 4:4–5 and explain how, if at all, that affects your answer to the previous question. 1 Peter 1:14-15 contrasts "former ignorance" with the knowing in 3:7 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 knowing God affects how we behave, leads to us being holy, to control our bodies with honour 4. When Peter calls the wife the “weaker vessel,” what do you think he means? Does Paul’s use of the same word in 2 Corinthians 4:7 affect your answer? Both men and women are vessels of clay, fragile- on the bodies per se as in. 2 Corinthians 4:7 vessels of clay. Surpassing power belongs to God. Cf 1 Peter 4:11, acting and serving in the power of God. Women are the weaker vessel, i.e. the weaker body, physically. Men have the physical advantage, in strength and stamina 5. Do you see examples in secular society that suggest women are, generally speaking, considered the weaker of the genders Harder today to see how the physical gender difference is more apparent However, in the strictly physical areas or those with primarily physical exertion fields -- e.g. sports, this difference is distinguished; construction, law enforcement, military 6. N ow, read Ephesians 5:23–29 . How does Paul’s version of the same call confirm or clarify what Peter says to husbands? Leadership Protection (service of her that he might sanctify her) Deliverance (saviour) Nourishing Cherishing 7. What does it mean for a believing wife to be an “heir” ( 1 Peter 3:7 )? Read 1 Peter 1:3–5 to further clarify what Peter might mean using it here? God gives an imperishable, unfading, undefiled inheritance, and makes us fellow heirs of this. This inheritance came from being born again by God the Father because we are His children, and thus inheritors, what God owes The wife is the heir of everything in the universe, together with the husband 8. When Peter says that these wives are heirs “of grace,” what might he mean? Where else does he talk about grace in this letter, and how does that help you understand this verse? This grace is future 1 Peter 1:13 the grace that will be brought at the revelation of Jesus, the second coming. 1 Peter 4:13 When Jesus' glory (=grace) is revealed. Fellow heirs will share in that glory (1 Peter 1:6-7) these wives are fellow heirs 9. What implications are there for husbands? How does what we learn here about wives motivate or equip husbands to love their wives differently? Knowing that the wife is such a rich heir, to be greatly blessed: This motivates the husband to regard the wife as valuable, albeit weaker, physical body Husbands will see how they relate with their wives comes under a broader, bigger sense of how God regards these wives Husbands will also be more mindful that they are relating with someone who will be greatly honoured by God, as a queen of the universe, of His world. 10. What might Peter mean when he says a husband’s prayers are hindered? Give at least three possibilities. "Sin obstructs our relationship to God" 1 Peter 3:12 eyes of the LORD on the righteous, husbands who honour their wives. "Unity in prayer is obstructed." Dishonour is alienation, and therefore no agreement in prayer, so God does not answer. See Matthew 18:19 two agreeing in prayers "A broken relationship makes it very hard to kneel together" 11. Where else does Peter talk about prayer, or what other verses in the Bible about prayer might be relevant to this verse? 1 Peter 4:7 "Peter regards prayers as jeopardized if not guarded by sobermindedness". 12. Identify one or two ways you might intentionally honor your wife this week. Not applicable, cos I am not the husband. Smile. Preaching to Myself Oh my soul, you are the woman Guard yourself against thinking and being critical of the men, the husbands remember that God has much for you to do regarding your own conduct and have hope that God's idea of marriage, as it should be lived is wonderful seek for wives to become this kind of wife in 1 Peter and pray for the husbands to become this kind of husband Hope in God Do all according to God's ways for His sake and look forward to an amazing inheritance that awaits you Read, see, observe, ponder savour, reflect on, digest, recall, pray for eyes to see ears to hear mind to comprehend heart to experience what lies ahead in that great inheritance And work out your salvation. It is all worth it! And God is at work so there is certain hope. Take heart! Takeaway To pray for all believing husbands to grow in knowing God, and to honour their wives for the LORD's sake. To pray that God would open their eyes to see their wives in the past, present and future. To know about her. To know her as weaker vessel, and heirs of grace that will be fully made known at the coming of Jesus. That believing husbands and wives would take heart by learning about these LABS on wives and husbands - how to live as elect exiles in this world, for the LORD's sake, in their marriages
Geoff halpin
Hi Jeannie,

I was delighted that your answer on "weaker" or "more vulnerable" vessel did not diminish women. An aspect of 'heir' that I find interesting in that the heir had authority over the inheritance. I would also question whether the inheritance is restricted to the 2nd coming as it is popularly understood by most evangelicals. I like to think that the new creation in Christ restores the male and female of humanity to stand together and end the oppression of the stronger over the weaker (physically), as Adam and Eve stood together as co-heirs/authorities over creation. O course we have a long way to go. I enjoyed and shared you 'smile' at question twelve. Although, I must admit, you were more gracious regarding this assumption than I was. Bless you.
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