Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Salt and Light in a Decaying Culture – Part 8

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. – 1 Peter 3:7

A. Salt and Light: Our Conduct in Public: 1 Peter 2:13-17

B. Salt and Light: Our Conduct in our Callings: 1 Peter 2:18-21

C. Salt and Light: Our Conduct in Marriage

1. God’s Design for Marriage
2. God’s Purposes in Marriage
3. Roles in a Christ-Honoring, Salt and Light Marriage

a. Wives

b. Husbands

The Commands for the Husband in Marriage: 1 Peter 3:7
1 – Live with your wives
2 – Show her honor

The Attitudes to obey these commands
1 – In an understanding way
2 – As the weaker vessel

The Motivation to obey these commands: 1 Peter 3:7
1 – A daughter of the King
2 – A sister in Christ

Day-to-day application of these commands

1 – Being a foot-washing servant

– The model of Christ to His people – Eph. 5:25, Matt. 20:27-28, Eph. 5:29

2 – Exercising spiritual leadership

– A Christ-seeking individual – Phil. 3:7-14
– The High Priest in his home and marriage – Eph. 5:25-27


1. Do I understand God’s design and purposes for marriage?

2. Am I fulfilling my role in my marriage as God would have?

3. Is my marriage portraying Christ and His church? If not, why not? What must I do to change my marriage?