We all want to be viewed as mature, but how does a wife actually go about becoming mature? The Bible gives us some hints. In short, the Bible indicates that maturity comes from persevering, from disciplining yourself to discern between good and evil choices, from speaking the truth in love, and by receiving wisdom from the Word of God.
Here are the verses that reveal these 4 means of becoming mature. James 1:4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Colossians 1:28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
By the way, the very best way for you to receive wisdom is by spending time reading God’s Word! By that, I don’t mean simply reading one verse per day from a daily devotional. I mean reading ALL of God’s Word. It might take you two years to make your way all the way through it, but it will be totally worth it. You will find so much of value along the journey 🙂
If you want to please God, please your husband, and find true fulfillment in your role as a wife, then meditate and act upon the instructions God gives wives in the Bible. That’s what many of us have been trying to do at Squadron of Sisters over the last 12 years, and all I can say is….it works!!
Here are 8 key verses that describe a godly wife and/or reveal the purpose of a wife:
Genesis 2:18 (a godly wife is a companion and helper for her husband)
Ephesians 5:33 (a godly wife shows respect and honor for her husband, whether she “feels” like it or not!)
Proverbs 31:25 (a godly wife carries herself with dignity so she is able to lovingly but firmly establish boundaries with her husband if he is sinning against her)
Proverbs 31:30 (a godly wife respects and obeys the Lord)
Colossians 3:18 (a godly wife submits to her husband’s leadership, as long as he is not leading her down an immoral or destructive path)
Proverbs 31:27 (a godly wife is diligent in taking care of her family and household)
1 Corinthians 7:4 (a godly wife builds a robust sex life with her husband)
1 Peter 3:4 (a godly wife has a gentle and peaceful demeanor with her husband)
Can any of us be perfect wives, as described in the Bible? No way. None of us is capable of performing to this incredibly high standard every day. However, we are to earnestly seek to grow more and more like the Biblical model each day, and we all need to pray for Jesus to give us a willing heart to obey his instructions to us. 🙂