There are a lot of great Bible verses for wives in the Bible that can provide instruction and encouragement. I hope you find just the right Bible verse about being a good and godly wife here that speaks to your heart and your spirit in this moment. And the Bible has a lot of great instructions for husbands and wives alike.
A good wife shows godly love to her husband
Throughout the Bible God stresses that a good wife is a gift to her husband, but also that she can be a rarity in the world. So instead of trying to be another diamond, strive to be a rare ruby who stands out as a woman who loves and fears the Lord. Biblical love is not the same as worldly love.
Worldly love is determined by feelings and circumstances. It is easily fired up or burned out depending on your emotions.
But rather true love, Godly love, is endlessly patient and kind. Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they shall fail; if there are tongues, they shall cease; and if there is knowledge, it shall vanish… So now abide faith, hope, and love, these three.
A good wife is rare and a precious gift from god
But the greatest of these is love. I know this is where I will probably lose some of you. Because the world right now does not like the idea of wives being submissive to their husbands. We live in an age where women actually despise when men open doors for them I will never get that.
So being a submissive wife might be off-putting to you. The reason being that our marriages are caricatures of the relationship between Christ and the Church the Bride.
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So we are to submit to our husband as the Church is to submit to Christ. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be ed unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
The Bible paints a picture of a good wife being someone that her husband can safely rely on and place his trust in. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. The Bible has several things to say about the marriage bed that we, as Christian wives, need to perk up and listen to.
Sex is a regular maintenance that a marriage needs to be healthy both physically and spiritually speaking. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. The second is that the marriage bed should remain honorable, undefiled, and pure.
The Bible says that woman was created to be a help meet to man. She strives to work with him to build their lives rather than against him. Because she knows that they are not separate people anymore, they are now one.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh : she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the manin the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman ; but all things of God.
God tells us that what He has ed, man shall not separate.
And while there are Biblical grounds for divorce cheatingthe Bible makes it clear that marriage is no temporary thing. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath ed together, let not man put asunder. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
As you have read through the verses above, you can see that overall, a wife is meant to be a blessing to her husband and a gift to enrich his life. Husbands are a gift to you as well. But speaking from the standpoint of trying to better yourself as a wife, keep this thought in mind.
And here are some verses that re-enforce how much of a blessing you are to your husband. The answers are there, you have only to look.