Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Directions On How To Live A Simple Life

"Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. 11 He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:8-11
To this I can only add that it means not only to behave this way with the general public, but with your husbands and your children for all their lives.
and if your husband and/or children are not believers, then let these verses guide you....
"if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, 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."
1 Peter 3:1-4

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Boy, did I ever need to read this post tonight. A few hours ago, I got into an argument with my teenage son and I had anything but a quiet and gentle spirit. Thank you for the reminder...


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