so that your prayers may not be hindered…

This is powerful, and insightful…

Husbands . . . be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect . . . and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. – 1 Peter 3:7

Wow! We are not only to treat our wives with respect, but if we don’t . . . then our prayers could be hindered. I’ve heard the illustration of: if you are the father of a daughter and your son-in-law has treated your daughter with disrespect and abuse all of their marriage, how would you react to him if he came to you to ask for a large sum of money?

I’m guessing you might laugh in his face for even suggesting it.

However, now think about how God might react as the father of your wife. We are God’s son-in-laws relative to His daughters. And He might just laugh in our face if we treat His daughters with little or no respect.

Now, think twice, and read the Scripture again, and HONOR YOUR WIFE!

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